After a long negotiation and intense voting, on the night of March 15, the NFL and the NFL players‘ union reached an agreement on a new labor agreement, which will change the pattern of the NFL in the next 10 seasons. It is reported that the NFL players’ Union passed the new labor agreement with 1019 votes in favor and 959 against.
in the next 10 seasons. It is reported that the NFL players’ Union passed the new labor agreement with 1019 votes in favor and 959 against.
The 10-day vote ended last night, during which any player who has paid NFL player union dues in the past year is eligible to vote. Before the vote, the players’ Union estimated that about 2500 people were eligible to vote. The owners of the NFL reached an agreement on a new labor agreement as early as February, but they still need the agreement of the NFL players’ Union to formally implement it.
Roger Goodell, President of NFL, said in a statement: “I’m glad that our players voted for a new labor agreement, which will provide a lot of benefits for all our active and retired players, increase employment opportunities, ensure the sustainable development of player safety, and provide our fans with a better football. It took us nearly a year to negotiate in detail and in good faith to reach this transformative and comprehensive agreement. “