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AFL-CIO takes stand against NFL

Updated: September 13, 2010, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

NFL players have a new teammate in their labor fight -- the AFL-CIO.

One of the nation's largest unions said Monday it had sent all of the league's owners a letter warning that a lockout in one of America's "few thriving" industries could cost thousands of Americans their jobs and cities more than $140 million in revenue.

It also urged owners to release financial statements, something NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith has sought for more than a year. The AFL-CIO ...

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