NFLPA scraps planned vote on CBA by player reps

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The expectation was that a Friday NFL Players Association conference call featuring player representatives from all 32 teams would include a vote about whether they would recommend the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement to the full membership of the union, but that did not happen.

The NFLPA announced that no vote will take place. The NFLPA executive committee, which negotiated with team owners on the proposed deal, voted 6-5 against recommending it earlier in the day.

In a statement, the union said the executive committee hopes to meet with the NFL management council executive committee in Indianapolis at the Scouting Combine next week. A vote would then follow that meeting, although it is not clear which issues have led to the change in plans.

It is also unclear what the response will be from the owners side of the table. Their statement after approving the proposed deal on Thursday said “the membership also approved moving forward under the final year of the 2011 CBA if the players decided not to approve the negotiated terms,” which suggests that they may not be as willing to sit back down for negotiations as the players seem to be.

16 responses to “NFLPA scraps planned vote on CBA by player reps

  1. As usual in these kinds of matters, the owners show more strength & unity. The players are all over the place with what they want. They know what the owners want: More games. The extra money looks nice to some players but they don’t want to play more games to get it.
    It’s a good thing they have a year to get it together.

  2. The owners should pull back some of the concessions. Time to play hardball with these crooks trying to shake them down.

  3. This is starting to feel like Republicans vs Democrats… one will never acknowledge the other side proposed something good, even if they both know they benefit in the end!

  4. Owners print money while the players can’t lose a year of pay in a ruthless sport that chews you up quickly….hmmm I wonder who will win.

  5. Alternate headline: Multiple groups of obscenely rich people decide what to do with money given freely to them by far less affluent people who get nothing in return but the privilege of watching what the rich people do with their money.

  6. “The owners should pull back some of the concessions. Time to play hardball with these crooks trying to shake them down.”

    The owners must think players cant do math.

    First. playing a 17th game without much extra pay is the equivalent of asking a typical person who works about 220 days a year to have their pay capped but work 2 EXTRA WEEKS? You willing to do it? Extra game is about 6% of a work year.

    At $200k a game, that means EVERYONE making about $3.5 a year is taking a PAY CUT. Fr a typical star QB? That’s a 85% pay cut – I would bet 90% of starters are making at least $3.5 mm a year so everyone but the backups take a small to massive pay cut? Yea, owners are idiots.

  7. The players are not unified at all so they’ll never get the best deal. The owners need the players in order to field a product the fans will buy that was proven the last time they tried replacement players fans tuned out, but the striking players caved and went back too soon. The owners will win in the end

  8. The owners must think players cant do math.

    First. playing a 17th game without much extra pay is the equivalent of asking a typical person who works about 220 days a year to have their pay capped but work 2 EXTRA WEEKS? You willing to do it? Extra game is about 6% of a work year.

    At $200k a game, that means EVERYONE making about $3.5 a year is taking a PAY CUT. Fr a typical star QB? That’s a 85% pay cut – I would bet 90% of starters are making at least $3.5 mm a year so everyone but the backups take a small to massive pay cut? Yea, owners are idiots.

    Speaking of not doing the math?? Players are going from 47% of pie to to 48.5% of pie, which may not sound big but that is tremendous in terms of NFL revenue. Additionally the increase in TV money from 16 to 17 games will be tremendous so players are getting a bigger slice of a bigger pie. NOBODY IS TAKING A PAY CUT!!

  9. It strikes me that the NFLPA is not well organized or aligned in their goals. Lack of unity and the fact that a strike would quickly collapse, owners probably smell blood in the water. This might be the best offer they’ll get.

  10. I used to think the players were greedy, but do the math. The owners are Billionaires and gain money every day by owning an NFL team. For reference one Billion is a thousand million. that is a lot of zeros.
    1 million seconds is about 11.6 days
    1 billion seconds is about 32 years
    There are a few players making big bucks, but even with their headline making numbers the numbers average out to about 850K per player.
    Pay the damn players.

  11. I’m personally tired of weak conferences, sending their so called leaders, to the playoffs. If no one in conference is better than 8-8, how is that a winner or leader?

  12. If the players do vote for the 17 game season for mo money, I for one have zero sympathy for career ending injuries. I wouldn’t mind it if they give up two ridicoulous pre season games. The problem with that is no one plays in them so injuries to stars are infrequent. take that away and say in two weeks your going to war for 17 games plus playoffs and wow, teams will be decimated with walking wounded.

  13. Sounds like the owners are kicking the arse of the union. Drop some money numbers and the owners get whatever they want. Did the NFLPA hire the French army to represent them?

  14. lgbarn says:
    February 22, 2020 at 5:28 pm
    “NOBODY IS TAKING A PAY CUT!!” Without an increase in their contract…it is a pay cut.
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    I hate to be so technical but working for no additional pay is NOT a pay cut! It may be a reduction in your rate of pay but your overall compensation is remaining the same, not being reduced.

    It happens! I myself have worked for two companies (in supervisory/management roles) where I started at 40 hours per week. It was 4 four ten hour days. Over the years, staffs got reduced and we ended up working five ten hour days. At no time was my overall compensation reduced but, yes, my average wage per hour did go down.

    The players face the same choice I had. Do you quit and go get a job somewhere else over the increase in required hours? I actually think that I had more options than the players do. There are no other leagues that can give the players a better deal. So in the end they will stay put and continue to earn the biggest paychecks of their lives.

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