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.

NHL cancels first part of regular season

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- NHL officials on Thursday canceled the league's regular-season games from Oct. 11-24 due to the ongoing lockout of the players.

Bettman, Fehr meet in NHL labor talks

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Negotiations to produce a new NHL collective bargaining agreement resumed Saturday with a meeting in New York involving League Commissioner Gary Bettman.

NHL owners, players swap proposals

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- NHL owners and the league's players association said Wednesday they swapped collective bargaining proposals as a deadline for a work stoppage loomed.

NHL: Owners' offer shows 'movement'

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday league owners have made a second collective bargaining proposal that features "meaningful movement."

NHL bargaining session canceled

TORONTO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A scheduled full-scale NHL collective bargaining session was canceled Wednesday after a smaller meeting was held earlier the in day, negotiators said.

NHL players make contract offer

TORONTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- NHL players Tuesday offered a contract counter-proposal their leader says could net the NHL hundreds of millions of dollars and stabilize its weaker teams.

Bettman sets Sept. 15 lockout deadline

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday players will be locked out if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached by Sept. 15.
Weiner confirmed as baseball union chief

Weiner confirmed as baseball union chief

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Major League Baseball Players Association's board has confirmed Michael Weiner to succeed Donald Fehr as executive director.
Fehr retiring as baseball union leader

Fehr retiring as baseball union leader

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Donald Fehr announced his retirement Monday as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Congress may legislate sports drug-testing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Sports commissioners and union leaders sat beside each other Wednesday as a U.S. House panel debated if and how to enforce a proposed drug-testing program.
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