No Strike By Players

No Strike By Players

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 25, 2010
  • MLS Players Union, Players Strike

Just got this in…good news for now at least.

The Major League Soccer Players Union released the following statement on Thursday:

“Effective at midnight tonight, our collective bargaining agreement with MLS will expire,” MLSPU executive director Bob Foose said. “While we expect that negotiations with MLS will resume at some point, there simply hasn’t been enough progress made in the negotiations to date to warrant an extension of the old agreement. We have advised our players to keep working for the time being, but as of Friday they will be doing so without a CBA. In the meantime, all options are being considered as the process continues. We are completely committed to forging real changes to the way MLS players are treated.”

I think the players realized here that striking right now would really do nothing for their cause and that they may have not had enough votes for a strike. It also sounds like they are starting to realize they won’t get everything are are willing to slowly come to an agreement here.