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NFL referees’ attorney hints at long lockout

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It is almost certain that the NFL regular season will begin with replacement officials.  The NFL has locked out the members of the NFL Referees Association in a contract dispute and has hired replacement officials to call the games until there’s a collective bargaining agreement.  This week, NFLRA attorney, Mike Arnold, told Bob Glauber of…

Are full-time stripes a negotiation snag?

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From that I’ve read and heard, the most talked about lockout issue coming from the NFL Referees Association is the pension plan. Currently the officials receive a traditional pension when they retire, and, apparently the NFL wants to make the officials’ retirement funda self-managed 401(k)-type plan. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in January that he expected to make…