With a labor deal moving closer and closer to becoming a reality, plenty of you have inquired about the length of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
For weeks, we’ve been hearing a maximum of 10 years, with a minimum of eight. Recently, 10 has emerged as the magic number.
Adam Schefter of ESPN pegged the range earlier today as seven to 10 years. It’s the first time we’ve seen a number lower than eight years.
The bigger question will be whether either side can pull the plug early, like both sides were able to do under the last CBA. If that’s in the deal, the trigger date for ending the agreement prematurely becomes the next date to watch for the possible return of labor unrest.