MLS and Union to take labor talks to mediation

MLS and Union to take labor talks to mediation

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MLS and Union to take labor talks to mediation

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Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union both confirmed on Friday afternoon that they have accepted the invitation of a mediator to try and resolve the deadlock currently being experienced in the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

As part of the meetings, MLS and the Union have jointly accepted the invitation of George H. Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), to serve as a mediator during the discussions.

MLS commissioner Don Garber has spoken recently about being optimistic that a labor deal will be completed before the scheduled start of the MLS season, but the move toward mediation shows just how deadlocked the sides had become. It does look like a positive step though that both sides have agreed to mediation.

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