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PRO and PSRA reach collective bargaining agreement
by Paul Kennedy, March 20th, 2014 2:56AM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The two-week lockout of MLS referees is over as PSRA members representing referees Wednesday night ratified a collective bargaining agreement reached with PRO, which manages refereeing at the pro level. After two weeks of replacement referees, MLS will use PSRA refereeing crews in Week 3.

The statement from Steve Taylor, lead negotiator for PSRA in collective bargaining negotiations with PRO:

PSRA is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with PRO regarding an historic Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for PSRA Bargaining Unit Members who make up the pool of Full-time and Part-time referees, Assistant Referees, and Fourth Officials working games in Major League Soccer. The agreement was reached at the bargaining table with the help of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Terms of the CBA are not being released.

PSRA’s Negotiation Committee “tentatively agreed” to terms on the entire CBA on Tuesday, the PSRA Board of Directors approved the CBA on Wednesday, and by Wednesday night the PSRA Membership ratified the CBA.  The ratification of the CBA and acceptance by the PRO Board effectively ends the lockout of PRO/PSRA officials in time to have them take charge of MLS games this coming weekend.

PSRA was represented throughout negotiations by the law firm of Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP.  The expertise of Lee Seham and Lucas Middlebrook was invaluable to the process. The PSRA is grateful to them for all of their assistance and tireless efforts along the way.


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