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PRO's turn to file charge with NLRB in ref dispute
March 10th, 2014 7:51PM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The dispute between PRO, the MLS-backed referees organization, and the PSRA, the referees association, took another turn on Monday as PRO filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the PSRA unlawfully tried to intimidate last weekend's replacement referees. Previously, the PSRA filed two unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB.

In a statement, PRO stated it learned that the PSRA had inaccurately told replacement officials in a March 7 e-mail that they would not be eligible to work for PRO in the future if they chose to work as replacements in games on March 8. PRO said it was not true and the threat is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act.

The PSRA previously filed unfair labor practice charges against PRO with the NLRB for what it claimed was PRO's failure to bargain in good faith and for allegations that management threatened the jobs of PSRA members.


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  1. Ian Plenderleith
    commented on: March 11, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.
    In short - instead of trying to resolve the dispute, PRO/MLS is intensifying it.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: March 11, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.
    Mr. Plenderlith, I believe that one ought to also include the PSRA in the whole scheme of things as while there is the perennial "labor vs management" in this case PRO/MLS (representing management) and labor represented by PSRA this only serves to increase ill-will and may force the issue into arbitration. Thee is much more to this issue, to which we aren't privy to, but let's hope they settle soon. BTW, in which sport did a season almost dragged on with "replacement" game officials?


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