This year at age 30, I got one last opportunity from the XFL’s Arlington Renegades to go out and play the game I have loved since I knew how to walk, only a few exits from where I first hit the field almost 25 years ago in Irving, Texas. I’m thankful to the many people […]
Members of the AFL-CIO Sports Council, which includes the NFL Players Association, have sent a letter backing XFL players and their plans to vote to join the UFPA-USW.
Dignity. Respect. Voice. Higher compensation. Supplemental pay for injured players. Housing and travel stipends. Fair working hours. Nutritious meals. Travel home during the season. Raise the standard for spring league football. It’s time to vote YES for our players’ union! WHEN: Wednesday 4/19, 6am-9am WHERE: Arlington Renegades and Houston Roughnecks: Wimbledon Meeting Room Seattle Sea […]
Contact: Tony Montana – (412) 562-2592 or email@example.com PITTSBURGH — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that professional football players have filed a petition for a representation election with Region 16 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of roughly 475 professional athletes in the XFL. USW International President Thomas M. Conway said that organizing […]
Contact: Tony Montana – (412) 562-2592 or tmontana@upeditor PITTSBURGH — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that union-represented players have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new agreement with the United States Football League (USFL) covering roughly 350 professional athletes. USW International President Thomas M. Conway said that football players, like all workers, deserve fair treatment […]
As the USFL kicked-off this month, UFPA reps not only were on the ground in Birmingham, the home of the USFL, to recruit new members, but also worked tirelessly to procure local-based and affordable or complementary health and living-based services for players.
As new professional football leagues are beginning to take shape, the United Football Players Association will continue to be a voice and advocate for professional and aspiring professional football players on all levels. For much of the past two years, as players from the AAF and last iteration of the XFL found themselves in the dark, the UFPA worked tirelessly […]