USW, USFL Announce Tentative Agreement

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PITTSBURGH — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached tentative agreement with the United States Football League (USFL) on a new contract for roughly 350 players, setting a clear, viable path for season two and beyond.

“The proposed agreement represents clear progress for players, whose jobs and earnings will be more secure,” said USW International President Thomas M. Conway. “Our union looks forward to working with the USFL to ensure players continue to be treated with dignity and respect on the job.”

“Employment security and working conditions are areas where the proposed contract will make a difference, and improving them will give players more opportunities to thrive,” said Kenneth Farrow II, who serves as president of the United Football Players Association. “Throughout the organizing and bargaining process, players sought to have a strong voice in their own future, and the tentative agreement delivers.” 

“We know from experience that a good, union contract is the surest way to ensure our own financial stability,” Farrow said. “Negotiating for better treatment now is the most important step workers can take to raise our standard of living in the future.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in manufacturing, metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number in tech, public sector and service occupations.

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