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DeMaurice Smith Will Return As Head Of NFL Players' Union

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports

It will be his third term leading the association.

Union Chief: NFL Making It Up As They Go Along

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

The National Football League's credibility crisis continues. In the wake of the NFL's announcement that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Pete...

The Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

Richard Taite | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Richard Taite

The NFL has put the final touches on a new drug policy. This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing and marijuana use.

NFL Players Agree To New Drug Policy

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — HGH testing is coming to the NFL this season. Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human gro...

Out With the Old and In With the New

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

With Sterling heading out and Sam heading in, the way we think about leaders and participants in sports is changing. There will be bumps along the way but economics, changing demographics and social change will triumph over outmoded ways of thinking about the games we love.

Dolphins Deny Bullying 'Speculation'

AP | By STEVEN WINE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, wh...

Ravens Star's Former Agent Punished By NFLPA

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former agent of linebacker Elvis Dumervil has been disciplined by the NFLPA for actions that led to the linebacker's release f...

REPORT: NFLPA Filing Grievance On Behalf Of Aaron Hernandez

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots on behalf of Aaron Hernandez, as first reported by Adam Schefter of...

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

March Madness: Exploitation at Its Finest

Domonique Foxworth | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports
Domonique Foxworth

Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.

NFLPA's New Orleans Counsel Joseph N. Mole

Robert Gagnier | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Robert Gagnier

Many around the U.S. and the world found two great reasons to recently visit what is perhaps America's most unique city, New Orleans.

Cole Stangler

Football Players Association Joins Coalition Boycotting Hyatt Hotels

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

To protest what it describes as abusive working conditions, a coalition of labor unions and progressive groups including the National Football League ...

NFLPA Claims Conspiracy Among League Owners

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports

-- The players union claimed Wednesday that the NFL imposed a secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season that cost the players at least $1 bil...

NFL Passes New Rules For Players

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 07.22.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA — The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with. Atlanta ...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Take Stance On Controversial Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The union representing NFL players spoke out Friday against a controversial right-to-work bill on the table in Indiana, arguing that the...

Does the NFL Need a Fakeologist?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.27.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Already dealing with the concussion issue as a subset of labor-management negotiations, the NFL needs a standard to deal with fakeology and how owners, players and coaches mess with game time, not 32 different policies with voluntary standards set by each team.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Rejoins AFL-CIO

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO announced Monday that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is rejoining its federation of unions, boosti...

What Fans Should Take Away From the 2011 NFL Lockout

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The silver lining of this lockout has been that it has exposed the way the NFL does business, and I'm not talking about rookie wage scales, salary caps or revenue sharing. I'm talking about the way it views its fans, or, more accurately, its customers.

NFL Players Thank Fans In New Video

Posted 09.25.2011 | Sports

The NFLPA seems to love making videos. Shortly after the NFL lockout began, the players' association made their "Let Them Play" commercial (which was ...

NFL Labor Pains Ending: Delivery Near

Andrew Brandt | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

We have a proposed NFL deal and re-opening of football, although labor pains have not ceased. Pending approval by the Players, let's take a look at some of the key terms, with instant analysis of deal points that may be in place for the next decade.

NFL Players Review Parts Of Proposed Deal To End Lockout, Say Sources

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH and BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports

The NFL Players Association's executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesda...

Getting to Yes: NFL Deal Close

Andrew Brandt | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

With core issues resolved between NFL players and owners, this is the time for horse-trading of what's left on the table, meaning an opportunity for concessions to be made and an opportunity for emotions to run high yet again.

NFL, Players Making Progress

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's...

What Won't Be Included in New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

With the NFL and NFLPA on the verge of reaching an agreement, do you think that new agreement will include an end to the blackout rule? ...Yeah, me neither.

Star Quarterbacks: Wrap It Up!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH and BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Calling the players' offer "fair for both sides," star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees – plaintiffs in an...