The Latest: Mpls union leader says members scapegoated

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Minneapolis union president says members scapegoated. — North Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded. — Seattle police say person wounded in 2nd shooting in less than 48 hours. — NYC officer suspended without pay for ‘apparent chokehold.’ ___ MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police union president Bob Kroll called the bystander […]

In Minneapolis, talk of changing PD means taking on union

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fiery leader of Minneapolis’ police union has built a reputation of defying the city, long before he offered the union’s full support to the officers charged in George Floyd’s death. When the mayor banned “warrior training” for officers last year, Lt. Bob Kroll said the union would offer the training instead. […]

Durant joins ownership group for soccer’s Philadelphia Union

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future, the Union announced Monday. “I’ve always been a soccer fan and have wanted to get into it in a […]

The Latest: NHL, union reach tentative return-to-play deal

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend the collective bargaining agreement. The four-year extension of the CBA finalized Monday, coupled with the sides’ agreement on protocols […]

Seattle police union expelled from large labor group

SEATTLE (AP) — The largest labor group in the Seattle area has expelled the city’s police union, saying the guild representing officers failed to address racism within its ranks. The vote Wednesday night by the King County Labor Council to exclude the Seattle Police Officers Guild comes after weeks of protests in the city over […]

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878 as union balks

Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony […]

MLB thinks Manfred has framework with Clark, union stays mum

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television. He then called union head Tony Clark and offered to fly from New York to Arizona […]

Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday, as he announced initial steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Faced with calls from activists and a majority of City Council members to […]

The Latest: Seattle police union pressed for reform

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Labor group presses Seattle police union to acknowledge problem of racism. — Tacoma, Washington, mayor orders firing of four officers for restraint death. — Minneapolis to ban chokeholds by police, require officers to report illegal restraint. — Four Indianapolis police officers off street after use of force during protest. ___ […]

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