NFL Player’s Association to Affiliate with all AFL-CIO State Federations

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka have been very vocal about the possibility of an NFL lockout in March, 2011 after the NFL owners terminated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) two years ago. 

The owners terminated the CBA in order to re-structure the revenue-sharing arrangement in order to fund new stadiums.

The NFLPA, has now expanded the scope of their “call to arms” to include the 125,000 concession workers at each of the 32 NFL stadiums.  In order to address the concerns of these workers, the NFLPA has asked for the assistance of the  AFL-CIO state federations and the central labor councils.

The dismal prospect of eliminating 125,000 jobs in this terrible economy will hopefully help to bring these two sides to the bargaining table.