A lockout should be avoided in MLS

The players’ union (MLSPA) on Thursday proposed to extend for another year the current collective agreement, which binds them until this year with the North American Football League (MLS), in order to avoid the deadlock. ‘a lockout.

According to the MLSPA, their proposal, renewing the conditions established last June when the players agreed to a pay cut as part of the resumption of the season disrupted by the pandemic, implies that he abandon more than 200 million dollars.

« The players are ready to play »

 » While it is always difficult to make concessions, players have witnessed the severe impact the pandemic has had on MLS, the union said in a statement. They recognize and appreciate the collective sacrifice made by league staff, clubs, match day employees, franchise owners and supporters, to make last season a success. Also, a work stoppage in the current context would be catastrophic. We sincerely hope that it can be avoided. The players are ready to play. « 

MLS commissioner Don Garber had said the league lost $ 1 billion to the pandemic in 2020 and could not afford such losses again.

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