NFL Ends Lockout of Referees

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 6:14 am

The NFL will have its regular officials back on the field tonight, as the owners ended their lockout of the referees, reaching a tentative agreement. The referees union must vote to approve the contract, but the NFL was holding up the return to play for the officials by locking them out, so their lifting that [...]

NFL Referees Lockout Showing Value of a Well-Trained Workforce

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:15 am

Kudos to the New York Times for trying to peddle this poor helpless Roger Goodellspin. This is the NFL Commissioner who has lined up a $10 million ANNUAL pay increase at a time when the annual gap between the NFL and its referees is around $3.2 million. He could literally pay for the entire gap [...]

NFL Referees Lockout: Fans Must Tune Out for Labor to Succeed

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 7:03 am

TBogg gives you the latest in the NFL referees strike lockout. Last night, a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game was ruled as a touchdownfor Seattle, when the Green Bay player clearly caught the ball (and Seattle’s Golden Tate pushed off, for good measure). The play could only be reviewed for [...]

Frustration with NFL Replacement Refs Boils Over

By: Monday September 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Replacement referees fared no better in the third week of the NFL’s lockout of the regular officials. They faced criticism in a number of games for their botched calls, particularly the Sunday night matchup between Baltimore and New England. Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated, continuing a trend of sports reporters showing an integrity and independent [...]

The Other Big Labor Dispute: The NFL Referees Lockout

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 1:56 pm

As we wait for the outcome of the most high-profile labor dispute currently happening in America, the Chicago Teachers Union strike, I want to call attention to the other big labor action out there. National Football League referees have been locked out of the job since the beginning of the year. Four weeks of preseason [...]

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