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Union Files For Decertification

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Goodbye, negotiations. Hello, court. Probably!

What's Next In The NFL Labor Saga

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Advantage: players. A nice rundown from the best author that I've read on this issue, even if he writes for the four-letter.

Michael Silver: Owners' Refusal To Open The Books While Refusing To Budge In Other Areas Could Be Disastrous

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The NFLPA wants ten years' worth of financial info, and the owners don't want to give it to 'em. Impasse?

Sources: Agreement Reached On Rookie Wage Scale

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"According to two sources familiar with the negotiations, the league and the union have reached a basic compromise on a rookie wage scale that will replace the current rookie salary cap. The owners backed off the idea of requiring first-round picks to sign five-year deals, instead limiting the contracts to four years before a player could become a free agent. The agreement is also expected to include a stipulation limiting the amount of guaranteed money and signing bonus offered to draft picks."

ESPN: NFLPA Will Decertify By March 3rd

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"The primary reason for decertification would be to file for an injunction that, if granted, would prevent the owners from locking out the players. NFLPA officials and players believe that this could be the only hope to have a full NFL season next year. Furthermore, decertifying as a union prior to the expiration of the CBA would allow NFL players to seek injunctive relief and commence anti-trust action against owners in front of U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, who has had jurisdiction over the current labor agreement since 1993. Owners have attempted unsuccessfully to have Doty removed from jurisdiction and strategically want the CBA to expire to effectively eliminate his authority, a source said."

Don Banks: What A Fair Labor Deal Will Look Like

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Plus some interesting observations by those who are keeping a close eye on the negotiations and the parties.

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