NFL Violated Labor Law, Referees' Union Tells NLRB

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The National Football League violated labor law when it did an end run around the NFL Referees Association and sent letters to individual members in an effort to undermine the union's support, the NFLRA said in a National Labor Relations Board charge filed Tuesday.

The NFLRA's unfair labor practice charge, filed in Kansas, comes against the backdrop of stalled negotiations between the 32-team league and the union on a new collective bargaining agreement. On June 4, the NFL said it would start hiring and training new...
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