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Major League Soccer match officials unionize

Updated: April 29, 2013, 7:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer's referees and their assistants are unionizing.

The match officials said Monday they had voted to certify the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) as their collective bargaining agent in a vote conducted under the rules of the National Labor Relations Board. Referees, linesman and fourth officials are included in the bargaining unit.

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO), responsible for managing match officials for MLS, will be required ...

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