MLB players union leader Michael Weiner dies at 51

MLB players union leader Michael Weiner dies at 51

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner died Thursday after a battle with cancer, the union announced. He was 51.

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NHL players agree to realignment

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- NHL union chief Donald Fehr announced Thursday the league's players have agreed to a plan for realignment in the 2013-14 season.

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NHL players present latest labor proposal

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The union representing locked-out NHL players Wednesday submitted its latest proposal for a labor deal aimed at saving the 2012-13 NHL season.

No breakthrough in mediated NHL talks

ISELIN, N.J., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- NHL contract talks took place for a second straight day Thursday, although no progress was reported in the lockout that has already cost the league 526 games.

NHL labor talks break off

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A contract proposal from NHL players was rejected by club owners Thursday and talks aimed at saving the hockey season came to at least a temporary end.

NHL talks resume amid signs of progress

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Negotiators seeking to end the 81-day-old NHL lockout reconvened Wednesday amid signs of progress toward a deal that would save the 2012-13 season.

Federal mediators enter NHL lockout talks

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Federal mediators will join stalled collective bargaining negations to end the 9-week-old NHL lockout, league officials said Monday.

NHL lockout talks end with no progress

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- NHL owners and players Wednesday broke off contract talks with no new progress toward ending a 2-month-old lockout, Commissioner Gary Bettman said.

NHL, players union to meet again Wednesday

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- NHL owners and union representatives of locked-out players will meet again Wednesday after a 90-minute bargaining session Monday, a league official says.

Fourth day of NHL talks yields no result

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A fourth consecutive day of negotiations again failed to end the NHL lockout Friday, and no further talks were immediately scheduled.
NHL contract talks resume

NHL contract talks resume

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Talks got under way Tuesday between the National Hockey League and locked-out players in New York, as union leader Donald Fehr expressed optimism.

Reports: NHL, players to resume talks

TORONTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Negotiations to end the NHL work stoppage are to resume this week amid rising optimism a deal can be struck, the Toronto Star and ESPN reported.

NHL, players resume talks in N.Y. meeting

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NHL executives and representatives of the league's locked-out players resumed collective bargaining negotiations Wednesday as more game cancellations loomed.
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Donald Fehr
MLB Players Association Executive Director Donald Fehr appears before a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on illegal substances in sports on May 18, 2005, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Donald M. Fehr (born July 18, 1948) was the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1986-2009. Currently he is the executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association.

Fehr was raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. He graduated from Indiana University and was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. Fehr received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

As a young lawyer Fehr assisted the MLBPA in the Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally arbitration case (later known as the Seitz decision). In 1977, Marvin Miller hired Fehr as the Players Association general counsel.

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