NHL Files Class Action Lawsuit and Unfair Labor Practice Charge

December 14th, 2012 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
The ongoing spat between the NHL and NHLPA just got a whole lot uglier.

Fearing that the players' association would go forth with a plan to decertify as a union and sue the NHL, the league has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in New York to prove the legality of the lockout.

The league revealed this information via a release on its official website:

Today, in response to information indicating that NHL Players have or will be asked to vote to authorize the National Hockey League Players' Association's Executive Board to proceed to "disclaim interest" in continuing to represent the Players in collective bargaining, the National Hockey League filed a Class Action Complaint in Federal Court in New York seeking a Declaration confirming the ongoing legality of the lockout.

In conjunction with the lawsuit, the NHL also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board, saying that the NHLPA is not bargaining in "good faith."

For hockey fans, this is just the latest piece of bad news in what has been one of the ugliest labor disputes in recent memory.

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