Brady et al v. National Football League et al
COMPLAINT (originally filed in 11-cv-748 SRN/JJG on 3/28/11) against Arizona Cardinals, Inc., Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC, Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership, Buccaneers Limited Partnership, Buffalo Bills, Inc., Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc., Cinncinnati Bengals, Inc., Cleveland Browns LLC, Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., Denver Broncos Football Club, Detroit Lions, Inc., Football Northwest LLC, Green Bay Packers, Inc., Houston NFL Holdings LP, Indianapolis Colts, Inc., Jacksonville Jaguars Ltd., Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., Miami Dolphins, Ltd., Minnesota Vikings Football Club LLC, National Football League, New England Patriots, LP, New Orleans Louisiana Saints, LLC, New York Football Giants, Inc., New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Oakland Raiders LP, Panthers Football LLC, Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc., Rams Football Co, LLC, The, San Diego Chargers Football Co., San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd., Tennessee Football, Inc., Washington Football Inc., filed by Priest Holmes, Ryan Collins, Carl Eller, Obafemi Ayanbadejo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Civil Cover Sheet) (akl)
FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20427
Friday, March 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Web site: www.fmcs.gov
Contact: John Arnold
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 606-8100
Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen on NFL-NFLPA Talks
WASHINGTON, DC — As a follow up to the NFL’s and NFLPA’s agreeing to my invitation on
February 17, 2011 to conduct further negotiations under the auspices of the FMCS, over the past
four weeks 17 days of mediation have taken place. During this extensive period, a wide variety
of issues—both economic and work related—were addressed in a professional, thoughtful
manner, consistent with what one would expect to take place in a constructive collective
bargaining setting. Those issues were explored at length; consensus emerged in a number of
them; and in others, differences were narrowed and focused.
Regrettably, however, the parties have not achieved an overall agreement, nor have they been
able to resolve the strongly held, competing positions that separated them on core issues.
In these circumstances, after carefully reviewing all of the events that have transpired, it is the
considered judgment of myself and Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh, who has been engaged
with me throughout this process, that no useful purpose would be served by requesting the
parties to continue the mediation process at this time. For our part, the Agency has advised the
parties that we will be willing and prepared to continue to facilitate any future discussions upon
their mutual request.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose
mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC,
with 10 district offices and 67 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to
industry, government agencies and communities.