In a direct effort to thwart the NBA players’ ability to decertify as a union and file an antitrust lawsuit against the League, the NBA took two legal steps against the union on August 2nd:  the filing of (1) an unfair labor practice (“ULP”) charge with the National Labor Relations Board and (2)

The National Football League team owners have approved terms of a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the National Football League Players Association and the terms of a comprehensive settlement to multiple litigations. The July 22, 2011 vote in Atlanta was 31-0,  with only the Oakland Raiders abstaining from the vote. Unfortunately, the owners’ vote

The NFL owners’115-day lockout of its players is legal, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has held, overturning U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson’s April 25th ruling in Minneapolis.

The Court issued its decision as the NFL and the legal representatives of the locked out players continue negotiations in hopes of reaching a

The National Football league and its players await the decision of the three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling on the legality of the current lockout raises many questions for this collective bargaining dispute and the future of the 2011 season.

1.What happens if the NFL receives a

As quickly as NFL players began to return to their training complexes and open the pages of their 2011 play books, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in St. Louis, issued an “administrative stay” of Judge Susan Nelson’s April 26th order, which means the NFL lockout is back. Judge Nelson’s ruling struck down the