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  • Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service |

    08/06/2016 10:58:18 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 18 replies
    Komando ^ | 08/05/2016 | Mark Jones
    Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service | August 5, 2016 Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service By Mark Jones, Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service Life in the United States military can be tough. Your life can be put in danger at any moment, whether you are in a war zone, or simply patrolling a U.S. base. It's stressful for you, your family and everyone who cares about you. Having access to reliable phone service is...
  • Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore

    04/04/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 4/4/14 | CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for and the...
  • Danish children enter fourth week of no school

    04/24/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 04/24/2013 @ 08:26 | Honor Mahony
    Grandparents are being roped into help, companies are turning themselves into temporary crèches, and employees are being forced to take leave as Denmark enters its fourth week of a teacher lockout. Since 1 April, around 875,000 children, aged from six to 16 years, have been unable to attend school after a breakdown in talks between the teachers’ union and local government over the setting of working conditions for the coming years. The deadlock, affecting 69,000 teachers, has had profound effects in a society where it is normal for both parents to work. … The standoff is over the length of...
  • Is the Lockout/Lockdown Approach to School Lockdowns Dangerous?

    04/19/2013 9:16:09 PM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Campus Safety Magazine ^ | December 2012 | CampusSafetyMagazine In this video, Safe Havens Int'l Executive Director Mike Dorn discusses his concerns regarding the reliability of school lockouts/lockdowns.
  • NHL lockout is over; players, owners reach tentative CBA deal after 16-hour talks

    01/06/2013 2:57:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 1/6/13 | Greg Wyshynski
    It took 16 hours of talks in New York on Saturday, with concessions from both sides. It took 113 days. A total of 625 regular-season games were sacrificed, or over half the 2012-13 season. It took months of bitter sniping, petty politics, false hope and broken hearts.
  • NHL disagrees with NHLPA labor filings in Canada

    09/11/2012 7:27:12 AM PDT · by airborne · 7 replies
    NHL website ^ | 9/10/12 | By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer
    Members of three Canadian-based teams are attempting to use provincial law to contest the legality of a potential lockout by the National Hockey League owners. The National Hockey League Players' Association believes that laws in the provinces of both Alberta and Quebec would make the potential lockout unlawful. "The filings are intended to interfere with the broader labor negotiating process," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Monday. "They will have absolutely zero impact on the broader negotiation, or on the deal we ultimately agree on." According to the NHLPA, the fact that the Union is not recognized by the Quebec...
  • Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks

    07/01/2012 4:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 22 replies
    NY1 News ^ | 7/1/12 | NY1 News
    Con Ed officials said they offered to extend the current contract until July 14 in an effort to reach a new deal, and sent NY1 a signed document showing it made the offer. The company says it dismissed the workers because it could not get assurances from the union that it would not call a sudden strike. The utility also says the contract extension offer remained on the table. "We offered a two-week extension of the current contract letting all of the members continue to work this week and the next, as long as there was no threat of a...
  • NBA Players Who Thought It'd Be A Great Idea To Play In China During Lockout, Now Stuck There

    11/28/2011 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2011 | Tony Manfred
    NBA players like Kenyon Martin and JR Smith will have to finish out the contracts they signed with their Chinese teams this summer, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports. These players would have been sitting pretty if the NBA cancelled the entire season. But that didn't happen. And now they're stuck in China while everyone else gets to play NBA hoops. Here's what a source told Yahoo!: "They can play, get paid (in China), and return to NBA in March. Or they can not get paid, and return to NBA in March." Ouch. It looks like the Nuggets — who will...
  • BREAKING: NBA Players and Owners Reach A Tentative Agreement To End The Lockout

    11/26/2011 1:33:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/26/2011 | Ariel Sandler
    Sometimes, dreams really do come true. The NBA and its players have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month-long lockout and begin play on Christmas Day, as first reported by Ken Berger. Both players and owners must agree to a final vote of approval, but that is merely a formality at this point. After 16 hours of discussions Friday (and into Saturday morning), David Stern and Billy Hunter held a joint press conference just before 4 a.m. announcing the long-awaited handshake deal. “We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals…but we’re optimistic that it...
  • Police confirm racial slurs, symbols at North Dakota sugar plant

    09/13/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-11 | ap
    <p>GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Police say union supporters have directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota.</p>
  • Fires reported at North Dakota, Minnesota sugar plants

    09/10/2011 12:23:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-10-11 | ap
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are blaming fires at plants in Drayton and in East Grand Forks, Minn., on inexperienced replacement workers hired to take over harvesting duties. Company spokesman Jeff Schweitzer said the fires happened in pulp dryers Thursday at the plant in Drayton and on Friday at the East Grand Forks plant. No one was hurt. East Grand Forks Fire Chief Randy Gust said a pulp dryer fire isn't unusual and that his department responds to about one each year. Union spokesman Mark Froemke said the company won't share information about...
  • Labor fight in sugar beet land

    07/26/2011 11:30:01 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 7-26-11 | Mike Hughlett
    American Crystal Sugar threatens a lockout, which would be the company's first work stoppage since 1981. When the first sugar beets ripen and the Red River ... A lockout would affect three Minnesota plants -- in Moorhead, East Grand Forks and Crookston -- and mills in Hillsboro and Drayton, N.D. The last time American Crystal Sugar had a work stoppage was in 1981, when the union struck for almost a month. Union representatives say American Crystal Sugar's contract proposal would dismantle seniority rights and allow the company to contract out union jobs to outside firms. There also is disagreement over...

    07/16/2011 9:47:18 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 22 replies · 1+ views
    brainiac | today | random e-mail spam
    NFL Lockout - Can You Help. . . Can You Help? Since September 11, 2001, Americans have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, mad cow, SARS, high gasoline prices, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet. Hundreds of professional football players in our very own nation are going to be locked out,...
  • Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout

    07/07/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | Funny or Die
    An Iowa corn farmer (Taylor Lautner), hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a football field in his fields; he does, and the National Football League comes. Three minute video at:
  • NBA lockout puts 2011-12 season in jeopardy

    07/01/2011 6:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The NBA's thrilling season came with a high price tag. LeBron James' move to Miami and Dirk Nowitzki's title in Dallas couldn't hide a simple fact: Owners insisted they were losing money, perhaps $300 million this season, and they weren't interested in subsidizing a system they felt guaranteed they would keep losing more. So the NBA locked out its players Thursday night, a long-expected move that puts the 2011-12 season in jeopardy and comes as the NFL is trying to end its own work stoppage. The NBA lockout began at 9:01 p.m. PDT. It will last until players and owners...
  • When Will NFL Lockout End?

    06/28/2011 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 40 replies
    Myself | 06/28/2011 | Captain Peter Blood
    The NFL and players are rapidly approaching the "Moment of Truth" in their negotiations for a 2011 football season. Personally I thought they would have put together a deal by now. With July on the horizon, training camps would be or already would have started. Most of these players probably haven't been working out and getting the conditioning they normally would have prior to training camp.As a result you have to wonder what kind of shape many of these players will be in. My prediction is that if there is not deal in place by Friday, July 1st, then the...
  • Ravens' Lewis: Crime will rise if season lost

    05/22/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT · by freebilly · 29 replies
    Espn ^ | May 22, 2011 | Espn Staff
    One of the consequences of a lost NFL season will be an increase in crime, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said in a wide-raging one-on-one interview with ESPN. "Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio....
  • Judge to force NFL, players to talk

    04/11/2011 2:52:47 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 04/11/2011 | Staff
    A federal judge ordered the NFL and the players to resume mediation on Thursday before a judge, The Washington Post reported Monday. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered talks to resume in three days before Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan in Minneapolis. However, Boylan will not have the authority to force the sides into a settlement.
  • Unpleasant surprise from new Ford automobile

    03/26/2011 7:49:43 AM PDT · by chickadee · 114 replies
    3/26/11 | Self
    Yesterday, I decided to take my relatively new car out for a spin. Due to a combination of ugly winter weather and health issues, I hadn't driven the car in a couple of months and wanted to give it a spin to keep its "juices" flowing. I got in the car and tried to start it. Nothing. All the symbols lit up and went nuts, but no sound of cranking. Fortunately, Ford gives new owners 5 years of Roadside Assistance. Ford's service responded quickly and professionally. The technician came prepared with a "box" to start the car in my garage....
  • No Lock-Out Coverage for Obama in NY Times, But Bush's Door Flub Was Front-Page News

    03/25/2011 4:15:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/25/11 | Clay Waters
    President Obama arrived home to the White House on Wednesday from his five-day trip to Latin America and found himself locked out of the French doors to the Oval Office, as captured by several news organizations. My Media Research Center colleague Tim Graham reminded me that back on Nov. 21, 2005, the New York Times published on its front page a photo of President George W. Bush making a face after trying to leave a press conference in Beijing through a locked door, accompanied by an article that mentioned the gaffe.
  • Cleveland Browns fan sues over NFL lockout

    03/25/2011 2:41:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/25/11 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    Cleveland Browns fan sues over NFL lockoutBy THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press 6 hours, 29 minutes ago CLEVELAND (AP)—A Cleveland Browns fan sued the National Football league and its teams over the player lockout, claiming it violated his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license. Ken Lanci, a self-made millionaire who ran unsuccessfully last year for the top county government job in Cleveland, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. “It’s a fight between billionaires and millionaires,” Lanci said Friday in a phone interview. “There isn’t any sympathy for multi-millionaires. It’s just not going to...
  • Lawmaker to target NFL's TV antitrust exemption { Conyers }

    03/14/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/14/11
    A senior House Democrat said Monday he will seek to eliminate the NFL's antitrust exemption for broadcasting contracts, the opening salvo from Congress in response to owners' lockout of players in America's most popular sport. "At a time when the economy is struggling and the NFL has chosen to lock out its players, it is particularly inappropriate to allow the league to benefit from a special antitrust exemption," said Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. His bill will be dubbed the "Prevent Lockout of Athletes This Year Act," or PLAY Act. But the...
  • "It's time to END the Player's Union and REPAIR the NFL"

    03/12/2011 3:04:49 PM PST · by publius321 · 67 replies
    I wrote a piece at ThurstonHowell.Net this morning titled "It's time to END the Player's Union and REPAIR the NFL" - in which I made the case that in a truly capitalist system, the CONSUMER should be the winner in any business and as a consumer, my main agenda is to advance the cause of there being a full season in 2011 -even if we are watching "scrubs" like they did back in the 80's - or was it early 90's? The cool thing about that year was that some players made the teams after the strike was over and...
  • Many NFL players living paycheck-to-paycheck

    03/02/2011 10:53:21 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 109 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | 3/2/11 | Bill Briggs
    When NFL owners read the opposing defense, they see an obvious soft spot in the line: the free-spending, high-living ways of more than 20 percent of the league’s players. Though a lockout has been threatened for years — and despite an apparent rise in the number of football stars safeguarding their millions — roughly 380 of the NFL's near 1,700 players still live paycheck to paycheck, according to financial experts familiar with the league. “Therein lies the leverage these owners have to potentially use as an excuse to force the Players Association … to sneeze first,” said Reggie Wilkes, a...
  • The Looming NFL Strike: Get Ready for Clueless Coverage

    02/20/2011 6:36:39 PM PST · by Harley · 35 replies
    The Village Voice Jockbeat ^ | February 19, 2011 | Allen Barra
    Why is the looming NFL strike different from all other strikes? Well, first, it's not a strike, it's a lockout. Or at least it will be on March 4, when the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the player's union expires and the owners padlock the gates. Apparently most sportswriters are rusty when it comes to covering sports labor issues - or perhaps they were never taught that much in the first place - so they don't know the difference. There's a big difference, and even some veteran sportswriters don't seem to know it. Here's the Daily...
  • House Democrats Lock GOP Out of Committee Room A bitter divide over Countrywide mortgage scandal.

    10/21/2009 1:33:31 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 35 replies · 1,601+ views
    wsj ^ | today | FREEMAN
    House Democrats Lock GOP Out of Committee Room A bitter divide over Countrywide mortgage scandal. By JAMES FREEMAN Democratic staff for the House oversight committee informed their GOP counterparts today that the majority has changed the locks on the committee's hearing room. While Republicans previously enjoyed their own key to the room, they will now have to request access from Democrats. This followed a bitter partisan argument in which Republicans refused to take down a video from their website that contradicted Dem explanations about a closed-door meeting on the Countrywide VIP loan scandal. As we reported last week, the committee...
  • Packers Return to Green Bay with Lombardi Trophy

    02/08/2011 6:52:06 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 20 replies ^ | 8 Feb 2011 | Duke Bobber
    Green Bay Packers fans turned out in droves to welcome their Super Bowl championship football team back to town on Monday. Fans lined the city streets all along the Packers’ route from Austin-Straubel Airport back to Lambeau Field after the team’s plane landed around 1:45 p.m. The players and coaches traveled in a caravan of Green Bay city buses, and on some streets fans were lined up as much as five or six people deep, on both sides. The crowds grew considerably larger the closer the team got to Lambeau. Upon arriving at the stadium, thousands of fans were waiting...
  • Union to players: Save pay, NFL lockout's coming

    12/04/2010 10:51:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    AP on ^ | 12/4/10 | JImmy Golen - ap
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The NFL players' union has advised its members to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March, telling players to save their last three game checks this year in case there is no season in 2011. In a letter to the players that was seen by The Associated Press, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union had an "internal deadline" for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement. "That deadline has now passed," he wrote. "It is important that you protect yourself and your family." The letter was dated Wednesday, and copies were...
  • NFL Union Seeks Congress' Help in Preventing Lockout Next Year

    11/18/2010 4:03:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11-18-10 | Frederic J. Frommer
    If the National Football League could throw a penalty flag at the players union, it would be for political interference. The NFL Players Association has turned to Congress for help in preventing team owners from locking out union members next season. Steps the union has taken include drafting letters for lawmakers to send to the league and holding a briefing for members of Congress and their aides on the economic impact of a labor dispute, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The union's adversary on Capitol Hill, NFL lobbyist Jeff Miller, argued that Congress isn't in a position...
  • U.S. Steel locks out Hamilton (Ontario) workers

    11/07/2010 6:43:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    CBC News-Windsor ^ | Sunday, November 7, 2010 | Canadian Press
    U.S. Steel has locked out 900 employees at its plant in Hamilton, Ont., according to local media. The Hamilton Spectator reported that the company locked the gates of the Burlington Street facility on Sunday night. Earlier, Local 1005 of the United Steelworkers of Canada said employees received letters Saturday evening saying the company would lock out workers as of 7 p.m. Sunday. The union said the company is demanding workers put a Nov. 4 contract offer to a membership vote. The offer, which U.S. Steel calls "final," was sent through the mediator appointed by the provincial Ministry of Labour. Workers...
  • Mike Ditka on a lockout: "I just can't believe anybody is that stupid"

    07/23/2010 9:50:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 3+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | 7/23/10 | Michael David Smith
    Mike Ditka on a lockout: "I just can't believe anybody is that stupid"Posted by Michael David Smith July 23, 2010 9:33 AM ET Mike Ditka understands the labor side of things as a longtime NFL tight end, and he understands the management side of things as a former head coach. And he says he can't fathom how labor and management can't reach a deal to make sure there's football in 2011 and beyond. "I hear that [lockout] talk and I just can't believe anybody is that stupid," Ditka said Thursday on ESPN Radio in Chicago. "If the owners or the...
  • Jail locks out health workers who held one-day strike

    03/10/2010 7:59:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 746+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/10/10 | Chris Metinko
    OAKLAND — Health care workers at both jails in Alameda County were not allowed to return to work today after they took to the picket lines Tuesday to protest six months of stalled contract negotiations and what they call unfair labor practices. Workers at the Dublin jail this morning told news outlets they were turned away by their supervisors. The workers, members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, approved the one-day strike last month after working more than two months without a contract and making minimal headway on a new one with Tennessee-based Prison Health Services. That...
  • Eagles' Brown: NFL players face 2011 lockout

    11/15/2009 6:36:37 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 14 replies · 1,059+ views ^ | November 15, 2009 | Jeff McLane
    Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown and teammates will face the San Diego Chargers today, but Brown said NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith recently told players that there is a "95 percent chance of a lockout" by the owners for the 2011 season.
  • Oversight Panel's Democrats Lock Out Republicans After Dispute

    10/22/2009 8:36:32 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 19 replies · 560+ views ^ | 10/21/2009 | Judson Berger
    The Democratic chairman of the House committee responsible for government oversight has indefinitely locked Republican members out of the hearing room, following a dispute over a mortgage loan controversy[SNIP]The move was apparently was in retaliation for Issa's efforts to subpoena records on Countrywide's so-called VIP loan program and for a video Issa's staff recorded of Democrats darting from their chambers a week ago in the face of a vote.
  • (Rep Edolphus D-NY) Towns Walks on Thin Caucus Ice (After Republican Lock-Out)

    10/22/2009 5:33:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 947+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 10/22/2009 | Tory Newmyer and Jackie Kucinich
    Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) is facing heat from up and down the Democratic ladder after locking Republicans out of his committee room this week in an ongoing spat over a mortgage lending controversy. Towns’ move set off alarms in House Democratic leadership, with top staffers voicing growing concern Wednesday that the Oversight chairman is losing control of his panel amid a showdown with ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). It was unclear Wednesday evening whether leaders would intervene, but aides made clear they were now monitoring the situation.
  • AK Steel Lockout Has Impact on Ohio Town

    10/03/2006 4:54:01 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 19 replies · 705+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 3, 2006 | Terry Kinney
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -- The eight-month long lockout at AK Steel's Middletown Works isn't just a battle between a company and its union workers. The effects of the lockout, which already has resulted in the loss of hundreds of jobs, are spreading across the community, home to steelmaking for more than a century. Small businesses are feeling the crunch, and the city government faces cutbacks in police and firefighters. Like other industrial towns across the Midwest that have been hurt by plant reductions or closings in recent years, Middletown has been struggling financially and voters are being asked next month...
  • Tough time for Blade, employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/22/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 3,521+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | August 22, 2006 | Staff
    REGRETTABLY, The Blade today finds itself in a labor dispute with the people who traditionally have mattered most to the company: our employees and their families. We wish it were not so. We wish that it had not become necessary to utilize a management prerogative with an unfortunate sounding name - a lockout. So we believe it is instructive to explain for our readers, and indeed, for our own workers, why we are at this point. The simple truth is that The Blade is bleeding financially and cannot continue to operate indefinitely under such circumstances. The company would not be...
  • Texans owner downplays rift

    02/24/2006 11:08:00 AM PST · by JZelle · 15 replies · 495+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-24-06 | David Elfin
    Houston's Bob McNair, an owner of one of the NFL's high-revenue franchises, said yesterday the dispute between the owners over revenue-sharing pales in comparison to the chasm between the league and the NFL Players Association on talks to extend the collective bargaining agreement, which is a year from expiration. "The collective bargaining agreement is more in the hands of the Players Association and their willingness to be reasonable," McNair said. "No agreement is better than a bad agreement." McNair pooh-poohed the idea reported earlier this week that he and such fellow high-revenue owners as Washington's Dan Snyder would sue if...
  • What will the new NHL look like?

    07/16/2005 6:31:57 AM PDT · by airborne · 28 replies · 614+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | July 13, 2005 | Scott Burnside
    What will the new NHL look like? By Scott Burnside Special to Here's a look at where the 30 NHL teams stand heading into what promises to be a wild and woolly summer of player buyouts and free-agent signings. The committed dollars figures refer to players who spent a minimum of 90 days with an NHL club in 2003-04 and do not include prospects who might be signed and expected to be part of the NHL roster in the coming season. The figures are from the NHLPA's proposal of December 2004 and club sources and reflect the 24 percent...
  • Bettman, Goodenow must go

    06/14/2005 1:22:01 PM PDT · by airborne · 45 replies · 811+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | Terry Frei
    This is not going to be a hatchet job. Many of the denunciations of Gary Bettman's tenure as National Hockey League commissioner rely on tired, clichéd and unreasonable assumptions from those who can't reconcile the sport's roots and traditions with modern reality. I often have been a Bettman defender over the years, and in many ways will continue to be. Yet this also is inescapable: For the good of the NHL, the game and even of Bettman himself, the commissioner should step down once a new collective bargaining agreement is signed. That would allow the relaunch and the healing to...
  • NHLPA denies report of salary cap deal

    06/09/2005 12:51:37 PM PDT · by airborne · 20 replies · 313+ views
    MSNBC Sports ^ | 6/9/05 | MNNBC Sports
    TORONTO - According to USA Today, the NHL players association denied a report that the NHLPA and league have agreed on a salary-cap system, eliminating the biggest stumbling block to ending the lockout and resuming play next season. "The NHLPA and NHL discussions this week continue to cover a range of issues such as controls on team salaries, revenue sharing, Olympic participation, the amateur player draft and player retention rights. While the parties continue to have discussions to reach a common ground, no agreements have been reached," NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon told the paper.
  • (VANITY)Hockey is back?(Vanity)

    06/08/2005 11:52:20 PM PDT · by demsux · 12 replies · 441+ views
    vanity ^ | 06/08/05 | self
    Did I just hear on TV that the NHL lockout is over? I hope so.
  • Salary-cap agreement reportedly won't end lockout

    06/08/2005 7:21:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 450+ views
    ESPN ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005
    TORONTO -- The NHL and the NHL Players' Association have agreed on a salary-cap system, eliminating the biggest stumbling block to the resumption of play next season, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported on its Web site Wednesday. The paper reported that a source close to the owners, and another close to both owners and players, said there would be a team-by-team salary cap, based on a percentage of the revenue of each franchise. In what is believed to be a six-year agreement, based on revenue projections by both sides, the salary cap will range from $34 million to $36...
  • NHL Teams to be split under $4B plan

    05/25/2005 5:12:33 PM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 55 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2005 | UPI
    New York, NY, May. 25 (UPI) -- A $4 billion plan for control of the National Hockey League reportedly would split the league's 30 teams into three tiers based on market value. The plan has been offered by private-equity firms Bain Capital LLC and Game Plan LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday quoting a person familiar with the proposal. It comes at a time when team owners and players are yet to resolve a labor dispute that canceled the 2004-05 hockey season.
  • One Man's Plan for Peace in the NHL

    03/06/2005 10:17:14 AM PST · by Hat-Trick · 43 replies · 832+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 6, 2005 | Larry Brooks
    March 6, 2005 -- PROPOSED: A clean slate under which negotiations for a CBA would be conducted exclusively between Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow when bargaining resumes (or perhaps more accurately, begins) within the next couple of weeks.1. A signed contract between the NHL and NHLPA guaranteeing an agreement in principle no later than May 15. Failure to consummate a CBA by that deadline would result in the dismissal of each lead negotiator. Further, failure to reach an agreement by June 1 would result in daily $1 million fines assessed against the each of the league's 30 teams and the...
  • Report: $3.5 billion offer to buy all NHL teams

    03/03/2005 5:13:00 AM PST · by Axeslinger · 12 replies · 704+ views ^ | March 3, 2005 | AP
    TORONTO - A Wall Street buyout firm and a sports advisory company reportedly made a joint proposal to buy all 30 NHL teams for as much as $3.5 billion. Bain Capital Partners LLC and Game Plan International, both based in Boston, made the offer in a 30-minute presentation to NHL owners on Tuesday in New York, sources told the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. The companies were invited to make their pitch by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Bain managing partner Steven Pagliuca, co-owner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics, and Game Plan, which recently acted as an adviser on...

    02/28/2005 7:58:43 AM PST · by airborne · 83 replies · 1,311+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | Feb. 27,2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux says he was led to believe the NHL Players' Association would submit a new offer when he agreed to participate in a negotiating session just days after the season was canceled, according to a newspaper report. Lemieux, the player-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Phoenix managing partner Wayne Gretzky were invited by the NHLPA to participate in a negotiating session on Feb. 19. They believed a new collective bargaining agreement offer would be made, featuring a $45 million salary cap.
  • End of NHL season may signal the end for aging stars

    02/16/2005 8:13:54 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 802+ views
    AP ^ | 2-16-05 | Larry Lage
    End of NHL season may signal the end for aging stars 2/16/2005, 5:31 p.m. ET By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The last time Detroit Red Wings star Steve Yzerman played in an NHL game, during the 2004 playoffs, he had to be helped off the ice when a puck broke bones near his left eye. Yzerman vowed to return, with a visor, but didn't get the chance. With the league canceling the season over its labor woes Wednesday, Yzerman — along with a handful of NHL legends — may have been pushed into retirement. Yzerman, who...
  • Bettman's deadline passes, (NHL) season in jeopardy

    02/16/2005 8:37:11 AM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies · 615+ views
    CBC ^ | February 16, 2005` | Staff
    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's 11 a.m. ET deadline has passed without any word if the league and players are any closer to breaking the labour stalemate threatening to wipe out the hockey season. It's unclear whether the two sides are currently negotiating. On Tuesday, Bettman delivered a "take-it-or-leave-it" final offer to the players union. The league's proposal included a $42-million US per team salary cap without "linkage." In a letter sent to NHLPA boss Bob Goodenow, Bettman said the offer was non-negotiable and if the players hadn't accepted it by 11 a.m. on Wednesday the hockey season would be cancelled....
  • Drop dead date set for this weekend (NHL)

    02/10/2005 6:01:55 AM PST · by Hat-Trick · 59 replies · 1,100+ views
    The Hockey News ^ | February 9, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League Players' Association rejected another proposal put forth by the NHL in the latest attempt at saving the season, and commissioner Gary Bettman finally looks ready to pull the plug. The two sides met secretly on Wednesday in Toronto where the league presented a new proposal, only to have it rejected rather quickly. According to TSN of Canada the NHL's latest proposal was to start play immediately using the NHLPA's proposal from December 9 until such time it became clear the proposal was not working, then the system would switch over to...