Collective Bargaining

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Unions May Be Kidding Themselves by Banking on Getting Jobs Back After Hostess Liquidation

    The bakers union's new president has finally broken his silence following the collapse of Irving-based Hostess, baker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies. It was the bakers, after all, who largely sat out the attempted restructuring in a New York federal bankruptcy court, then dynamited the negotiations by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Hostess: Dead by Murder, Suicide, or Natural Causes? Uh ... Yes?

    In this week's cover story, we examine the demise of Irving-based Hostess, purveyor of Wonder Bread, Ho Hos, Twinkies and Ding Dongs -- basically all the stuff you should never put in your body. These days, pretty much everything is political, even the fate of snack food. Can blame for the company' ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    A Texas Rangers Midseason Report: It's Time to Go All In

    With the baseball season at the symbolic halfway point, we asked former Unfair Parker Sam Merten to root around in his beard and see if he could come up with anything to say. He obliged ... and obliged ... and ... Sports are unpredictable. That's why we watch. And there's no greater evidence than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Did The Cowboys Remove Video of Illegal Contact at Practice? Was It Even Illegal? This Is Football, Right?

    Seriously, NFL? First you ban the clothesline, then you move kickoffs to within field goal range, and now you're handing out sanctions because people are trying too hard? Some background: The league's collective bargaining agreement bans "contact work" in spring practices. Specifically, there's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The NBA Lockout is (Almost) Over. Here's What the Mavs Need to Do Before Christmas Day.

    Editor's note: Rob Mahoney writes about the Mavericks on his ESPN-affiliated blog The Two Man Game and about basketball for The New York Times's Off the Dribble blog. Presumably his New York Times bio will henceforth note that he now writes about the Mavericks for Unfair Park. Hark: The NBA season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    How Resource Center Dallas Played a Part In Getting MLB to Add Sexual Orientation to CBA

    ​Yesterday Major League Baseball sent word that it has a new labor agreement in place with the Major League Baseball Players Association -- this one, good for five years. It hasn't been signed yet; Tuesday's announcement, which follows, details the memorandum of understanding that will formally re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free an ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome. 9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 6: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Per the new collective bargaining agreement, the Cowboys are tweaking their San Antonio schedule. Today's padded practice ends at 4:15 p.m. instead of 5:30. Off day is moved from Wednesday to tomorrow. Plan accordingly. 9. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan keeps calling cornerba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know one practice doesn't make a career and, as Bill Parcells says, let's hold off on shipping that bust to Canton, but Cowboys' first-round draft pick Tyron Smith looks like a beast ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    It's Off to Camp Chaos for the Cowboys

    With the NFL lockout finally over, the Cowboys embark on an unprecedented training camp and an unpredictable 2011 season.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Jerry Jones on Salary Cap, CBA Negotiations: "It Doesn't Always Be The Way You Want It To Be"

    And here you thought the NFL lockout was over. Not hardly: As Peter King puts it this morning, yesterday's Sure Thing turned into Sour Grapes rather quickly, with the players refusing to sign off on the owners' done deal. Jerry Jones, in the piece, had no comment about the new-but-not-signed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Good News: The Lockout's Almost Over. Bad News: So Are Two-a-Days.

    ​I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Is Hating Teachers the Right Thing to Do?

    ​The New York Times ran a story yesterday about all the hate the right-wingers are expressing for school teachers. In the opening they quoted placards from Madison, Wisconsin, saying, "You are glorified babysitters who leave school at 3:30 pm. You deserve minimum wage." They interviewed a 30- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    The NFL Lockout: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Barring a last-minute agreement, the NFL will cease operations as we know them tonight at 11 when the league's current collective bargaining agreement expires. The owners and players have met via mediation the last nine days with no significant movement. The owners, dealt a signific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Pacman = Game Over?

    Out of quarters. And second chances. On the heels of recently being told by owner Jerry Jones to chill down his profile, Cowboys’ cornerback Pacman Jones got into a violent altercation with one of his own security guards at the new Joule Hotel at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. That’s it. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2006

    Labor of Love

    Not that we never really worried, but the National Football League we know and love was kept intact last night. Facing a do-or-drastically-alter deadline, league owners meeting at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport voted to accept a collective bargaining agreement proposal from the players' uni ... More >>

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    October 14, 2004

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