Sports Players Union-News and History


Current Progress


NFLPA History


Legend has it that the NFL Players Association was born out of a simple demand: clean socks and jocks. Pro football players wanted a little more than that when they formed the union in 1956; they wanted a voice. 


CFLPA History


The Canadian Football League Players Association (“C.F.L.P.A.”) was established in 1965 and has since that time represented the professional football players in the Canadian Football League (“C.F.L.”) with the objective of establishing fair and reasonable working conditions for the players. Much of what players take for granted today has been earned through hard-fought negotiations with the C.F.L.