The USLPA ran a campaign called “One Voice” to show solidarity when it began negotiating with the League. The screen went better than expected, all the locker rooms answered the call in 4 days. A long-term collective agreement for the league and USLPA remains on the negotiating table. The objectives of the USLPA are to increase the popularity of football in North America, to strengthen the stature of the USL, to promote the interests of its players, to improve the conditions of employment of USL players and to negotiate together with the USL on behalf of all USL players. The two sides are also negotiating the first collective bargaining agreement in the league`s history. Once the details of the return agreement are finalized. Both sides are expected to resume negotiations on KBA. In brief statements on social media and on the league`s website, the UsL Championship and the USL Players Association confirmed Friday the news that the two sides had indeed reached an agreement on working conditions to play again this season. The USL Championship and the USL Players Association have reached a preliminary agreement for the return to the game, sources told ESPN. Good news for Sacramento Republic and the rest of the USL championship, as the league announced late last week that they had agreed with the USL Players Association to restart the 2020 season. The USLPA was designed by players for players and promises to be a voice for all their members.
We help our players on the field while providing them with the tools to influence their communities. We are creating a foundation that will help the next generation of players and leaders in the sport continue to build a better future for American football. We hope that the innovation of this players` association will inspire players for years to come and that every step we take as a collective group will not only provide a better future for individual players, but also a better future for our sport as a whole. The agreement is subject to ratification by both sides and an announcement could be made by the end of the week. The association proposed to take a 10 per cent reduction in the remaining salary for the season above $2000 per month as long as there was a reflection on three factors: 1) the USL, which corresponds to player salary cuts; 2) Clubs agree to a minimum wage of $20,000 from 2021; and 3) the League agreed to increase its bargaining period every 14 days until a collective agreement is reached. For nearly two years, the USLPA has been in talks with the league to secure a collective bargaining agreement at the USL championship level. The process proved difficult, especially when COVID-19 stopped playing. After months of bitter negotiations, the players agreed to return to the league and ligaeins for the 2020 season, which allowed the competition to resume. In July, the USLPA resumed traditional collective bargaining at the USL Championship.
The joint statement from the two companies, released on Friday, stated: “The USL Championship and the USL Players Association announced today that they have formally agreed on a return to the 2020 season. Both sides are actively preparing to restart the 2020 championship season on July 11 and will resume negotiations on a historic first collective bargaining agreement in the coming weeks. The USL Players Association was established in January 2018.