The Green Bay Packers are seeing similar disputes on two fronts as both their league and their state are in turmoil over labor agreements …
A decision was supposed to happen tonight, but after 8 hours of deliberation earlier today, negotiations between the NFL and the players’ union over the current CBA now has a 24-hour extension. If it expires, there could be a year without football. Should it come to that, the NFLPA says it would decertify – a measure that’s already been approved by the players.
The league is asking for 2 more games a year, but the players are concerned with the strain that will put on their bodies – especially after the most recent injury report showed record highs. What’s more, is that they’re asking to restrict player wages and cut benefits for retirees.
Another main hold up is over revenue sharing between owners and players. Today, President Obama spoke to the disagreement on how things are divvied up: “For an industry that’s making $9 billion a year in revenue, they can figure out how to divide it up in a sensible way and be true to their fans.”