News From: Sports/Pop

by Brian Young | on Apr 22, 2016

Zika and a botchy sandlot

Player safety is coming front and center this week for Major League Baseball players.  At issue are safety concerns around an upcoming trip between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 23, 2016

City should know their role

On March 23, the New York City Council passed a ban on using smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events.  The ban, which would affect both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, was clearly directed...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 15, 2016

NFL admits the obvious

Everyone loved football and America goes bananas every Fall as these modern-day gladiators take to the field and play one of the most excited, and dangerous, sports in the world. For the most part,...

by Brian Young | on Mar 07, 2016

Connecting with the MLBPA Rank & File

One of the many advantages of working union is that every member has a voice.  With the Major League Baseball Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) set to expire this December, negotiations are...

by Brian Young | on Mar 04, 2016

On Strike before the Olympics

The best female soccer players in the United States may be going on strike before this summer’s Olympics.  The defending World Cup Champions, the United States Women’s team (USWNT),...

by Press and Media | on Mar 01, 2016

Union behind Aroldis

This article first appeared in Newsday, written by Erik Boland.TAMPA, Fla — Twice this month, Aroldis Chapman has emphatically declared his intent to appeal any suspension handed down by Major...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 17, 2016

MLBPA's weed and seed

Last week’s news the Jenrry Mejia would be the first player suspended for life over the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) has made waves through the league.  Just a year ago, Mejia...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 11, 2016

Does NASCAR need a union?

On Tuesday, February 9th and just weeks before the Daytona 500, NASCAR entered into a new era that they have been fighting since their inception.  NASCAR announced that for the upcoming season,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 05, 2016

The Super Uber Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. Cam or Peyton? Bud Light or Miller Light? What numbers do you have in your boxes? Having a party? Looking forward to those Super Bowl ads? Well if you are, you will...

by Brian Young | on Dec 31, 2015

Meet the 2nd biggest jerk in the NFL

During the December 20th NY Giants- Carolina Panthers NFL football game, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made headlines for his unsafe play, including a helmet to helmet late hit.  ...

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