AFL, union still haven't signed CBA
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More than a month after the Arena Football League and its union said they had agreed to terms of a new collective bargaining agreement, the deal has not been signed.
“Deal imploding,” AFL Players Union executive director Ivan Soto tweeted Friday night.
AFL commissioner Jerry Kurz, who attended the Power's nationally televised game against the Jacksonville Sharks at Consol Energy Center, declined to comment.
Both sides said June 17 that they had agreed to a five-year CBA that would increase players' salaries 131 percent.
Soto said major elements of the deal, including salary and medical issues, have been settled, but there are disagreements regarding workers' compensation and players' rights if the league reduces its number of franchises or games.
“It's not something that should be holding up the deal in the ninth inning,” Soto said.
The Power's game was played as scheduled, and the union is not threatening to strike when the playoffs begin next week.
— Jerry DiPaolo
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