NFL labor history since 1968
A chronology of NFL labor issues since the NFLPA was recognized by the league in 1968:
NFL owners recognize the NFL Players Association as a representative of the players, and after a brief summer work stoppage, a collective bargaining agreement is reached.
After the NFL-AFL merger, the NFLPA is certified by the National Labor Relations Board, and John Mackey becomes first president of the union.
Ed Garvey is hired as NFLPA executive director. ...
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