Terms of a multi-year agreement between the AFL and AFLPU have been reached, the Arena Football League announced this evening.
two sides, led by AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz and AFLPU Executive
Director Ivan Soto, have been in extensive meetings throughout the
weekend in Chicago and have now executed a term sheet which brings the
labor dispute to a close. The two parties plan to sign the full-length
CBA on Wednesday, June 20th.
would like to thank both the AFL Labor Committee and the executives of
the AFLPU for the long hours they have put in over many months, but most
especially the last two days to get this deal done,” Commissioner Kurz
said. “I would also like to thank our fans. We know how upsetting any
disruption to the sport you love can be and we want to thank you for
your patience and understanding. This has most certainly not been an
easy process, but it has been a necessary process to help the Arena
Football League continue to move in the right direction for our teams,
players and fans. We look forward to turning our full attention back to
the game on the field and enjoying the 25th season of Arena Football.”
Full terms of the deal have not yet been released, but details of the agreement will follow in the coming days.