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National Football League Players Association

National Football League Players Association
Union information
Full nameNational Football League Players Association
CountryUnited States
Key peopleKevin Mawae, President
DeMaurice Smith, Director
Office locationWashington, D.C.

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The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in football's National Football League. It was founded in 1956, but only achieved recognition and a collective bargaining agreement in 1968. After a lost strike in 1987, the union was formally decertified, converting into a professional association in order to pursue antitrust litigation designed to win free agency for its members. When that tactic worked it reformed as a union and resumed collective bargaining with the league in 1993. On July 25th, 2011 the NFL and NFLPA came to an agreement on a new 10 year CBA thus rendering the recertification of the union.

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