With Less Than One Week Left, Can Mediation Save the 2012 NFL Season?
February 25, 2011
As the deadline for the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement approaches on March 3, this article analyzes the progress of the first week of mediation between the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The article also highlights the process of mediation throughout other sports conflicts.
Written for the sports-lover looking into the world of mediation, the article explains why so little has been heard about what is going on in the NFL-NFLPA talks. It turns out the general public will not really know until it is all over because of the Vegas Agreement; “what happens in mediation, stays in mediation.” The big question being asked is “can mediation solve the dispute at the 11th hour and save the 2012 NFL season?”