Here’s the 2017 NFLPA LM-2

Here we go with this year’s LM-2 filing for the NFLPA just released at the end of May. 525 pages this year! Quick Glance: They now report 9,065 members compared to last year’s total of 6,542 members. And they closed … Continue reading

Almost Forgot! NFLPA 2015 – 2016 LM-2

Forgot to check on the Dept of Labor’s posts for annual LM-2’s and sure enough, the NFLPA’s latest filing was on May 27, 2016. So once again, your Union at work for you retired players. It looks like membership is … Continue reading

It’s Here! NFLPA 2014 – 2015 LM-2

Among the many reasons the NFL walked away from its nonprofit status was the disclosure of payoffs – er, payouts – from and to its various partners. For many reasons, other sports leagues (e.g. – MLB) had long opted out of … Continue reading

For the Record

On Sunday, the Denver Post published an article and interview I did last week with sports journalist, Terry Frei. Over the course of our conversation which mostly covered the issues of injuries and concussions and the subsequent consequences of the … Continue reading

10 Questions We’ll be Asking at Our Next IFV Conference

If you haven’t signed up to attend our Second Annual Independent Football Veterans Conference this April 20 – 22 in Las Vegas, you may want to book your plane tickets and rooms this week while the rates are still low. … Continue reading

Just Sign Here – It Won’t Hurt a Bit…

OK – so here we go again. We posted Dan Pastorini’s story about wanting to opt out of the NFL Alumni’s Group Licensing Agreement (click HERE to read that earlier post). On their membership page online, the GLA was automatically … Continue reading

Dan Pastorini Gets the Boot from George Martin

Dave – . After reading over the NFL Alumni’s Group Licensing Agreement, I decided to notify them that I couldn’t – and wouldn’t – accept their GLA which has developed virtually no revenue whatsoever for retired players. In fact, it … Continue reading

Bette Schwager: I Will NOT Sign That Release!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dave has been talking with Bette Schwager over the past few weeks about her treatment (or mistreatment) at the hands of the NFLPA and the Players Assistance Trust (PAT). We asked her to write the story in her … Continue reading

Let the Posturing Begin

You would think that the NFLPA would have learned by now that any time they let attorney Jeffrey Kessler into a lawsuit, they may as well count on things taking longer and costing more. In case there are still some … Continue reading

Some Weekend Reading Sept 23rd

Some reading material for your weekend. We have a recent newsletter from Hausfeld LLP and Zelle Hofmann that provides an update on much of what’s been happening with the retired players’ lawsuit as well as recent information and links of … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: NFL labor talks: Understanding the negotiations

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS By Evan Weiner March 7, 2011 . As the representatives from the National Football League ownership group and the National Football League Players Association continue to … Continue reading

Stopping the Insanity: A Simple Solution

John Hogan’s comments to our prior post from Evan Weiner and Randy Cross struck a chord with us: . … Continue reading

So What’s a Poor Union to Do?

Like many of you, Dave has recently received his new membership package from the NFLPA, complete with a slick new “Union Membership” tag/card. This new card re-affirms the NFLPA’s affiliation with the AFL/CIO and the Federation of Professional Athletes. And … Continue reading

Second GLA Checks are Finally Sent!

Dennis Smith posted a comment late Saturday afternoon that his second GLA settlement check had just arrived. So I knew my check wouldn’t be too far behind, seeing as Dennis lives down in L.A.! And sure enough, when I went … Continue reading

GLA Players Inc. Lawsuit: Final Order Signed

. Whew! It looks like the end is finally in sight. This past Tuesday, Oct. 12th, Judge Alsup signed the official order to release the remaining proceeds from the GLA Players Inc. lawsuit, along with an amended order allowing McKool … Continue reading