Posted May 05, 2018 11:56:33 The NHL Players Association is asking the NHL Players’ Association of Canada to reopen negotiations with the NHLPA to resume negotiations with an agreement that would allow the NHL to use the NHL’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement to begin bargaining with the players.
The NHLPA’s legal team is in negotiations with NHLPA President Donald Fehr over the issue, which has been stalled for more than a year.
The union and the NHLPAA are in the midst of negotiations for the new CBA, which was approved by the league in January and which would have required the players to ratify before the new deal was set to take effect.
Players are expected to vote in a vote on July 31.
In the meantime, NHLPA Vice President for Players’ Rights Jeff Marek told reporters Monday that negotiations with Fehr have not progressed much.
He said the two sides are at an impasse, with the union saying they have been negotiating for three months.
“The negotiations have been stalled since January, and I think it’s time to finally get back to that.
That’s the only way we’re going to get a deal done,” Marek said.
“There’s a lot of things that we have to negotiate, and there’s a good chance that we won’t get a contract done this year.”
I don’t know if there’s anything I can tell you that the NHL has that we haven’t been negotiating with the owners and the league.
It’s just time to get back in the negotiation and get to the table and negotiate with the league and get back on the same page.
“The league and the union were engaged in talks over the CBA for the past two years, but Fehr said the union did not take any meaningful steps to resolve the dispute.
The two sides have been in discussions since the lockout began in mid-January, but the two have been unable to reach an agreement on a new deal.
Fehr said that in recent days, the two parties have begun to communicate more clearly.
The two sides also have begun the process of seeking to negotiate an agreement with the NBA.
The league has until June 7 to submit a new CSA.
Fehr expects the union to submit its new CPA sometime next week.