This doesn't sound too positive: (from the Rod Pedersen blog)
Lockout Talk Gets Serious
From today's Montreal Gazette:
Canadian Football League players are being advised by their union of the possibility of a work stoppage in June.
And that means they should be saving their money.
Stu Laird (pictured), president of the CFL Players' Association (CFLPA), has sent two confidential emails to every league player - including one on Monday - painting a bleak picture prior to the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on June 5, one day before training camps are scheduled to start.
The Gazette has obtained copies of those emails, along with the CFLPA's latest proposals.
"It continues to be the opinion of the executive committee that a CFL management lockout of the players is a very real possibility," Laird wrote.
"Players should ensure they're taking the necessary financial steps at this time, in anticipation that there may be no training camp paycheques on June 6, 2010."
Laird stresses to the players the need to remain unified.
The CFLPA's bargaining committee is scheduled to meet with the league's Players Relations Committee (PRC) in Toronto on April 26. There have been no negotiations since late October. That has led to charges from the CFLPA that the PRC is not seriously attempting to resolve the issue.
The full story is here: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business ... story.html