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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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AFL players union offers counterproposal

The Arena Football League players union sent a counterproposal to AFL owners as the two sides attempt to reach a new labor agreement. Owners, who submitted a proposal earlier this week, were expected to hold a conference call Thursday night, Spokane Shock majority owner Brady Nelson said.

“I think this is a pretty positive step that they gave us something back and just didn’t say no,” Nelson said.

The labor unrest, which impacted one season-opening game and another game last week, is not expected to affect this weekend’s games. Kansas City Command president Pete Likens told the Kansas City Star that if an agreement isn’t reached soon, players could be locked out as early as Sunday and teams would pursue replacement play-ers.

“I want to get a deal done and move on,” Nelson said. “We’ve always tried to be prepared for everything.”

Jim Meehan

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