NHL, NHLPA Set to Meet with Mediators – Again

The NHL and the NHLPA are going back to secretive locations and mediation with plans to resume talks on Wednesday. US federal mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney will sit in once more. The pair last sat in on negotiations at the end of November. The players’ union spent most of last week pushingContinue reading “NHL, NHLPA Set to Meet with Mediators – Again”

NHL Rejects Latest NHLPA Proposal, Talks Stall Again

After a couple of days of seemingly optimistic meetings between the NHL and the NHLPA, including some that featured just the owners and players, talks have broken off again. But the NHL has rejected the latest proposal from the NHLPA, a proposal that the union thought would end the lockout and get the game backContinue reading “NHL Rejects Latest NHLPA Proposal, Talks Stall Again”

Owners and Players to Meet without Representation (Sort Of)

The players’ union took a few days to consider, but it appears that they’ve decided to take the plunge and head into a meeting with six owners. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr will not be present. “The NHLPA has agreed to a meeting on Tuesday in New York that shouldContinue reading “Owners and Players to Meet without Representation (Sort Of)”

Of Federal Mediation and Decertification

The collective bargaining talks between the NHL and the NHLPA have reached a stalemate (again), so a little help has been brought in the form of federal mediation. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is an independent US government agency that actually specializes in labour negotiations. The director of FMCS, George H. Cohen, actually participatedContinue reading “Of Federal Mediation and Decertification”

NHLPA Delivers New Proposal, Waiting Game Continues

The NHLPA has just handed its newest proposal to the National Hockey League Wednesday morning and there are some reasons to be optimistic about where the latest round of negotiations between the union and the NHL are heading. The proposal tabled by the NHLPA is a five year proposal that includes some of the concessionsContinue reading “NHLPA Delivers New Proposal, Waiting Game Continues”