USL League One recognizes USLPA

USL League One clubs have voluntarily recognized the USL Players Association as the exclusive bargaining representative of their players.

The USLPA currently represents players in the USL Championship and has been negotiating with the USL on the USL's first collective bargaining agreement. The USL voluntarily recognized the USLPA as the League Championship bargaining unit in November 2018. Their most recent bargaining session took place in January.

The USLPA will now commence talks with the USL on a collective bargaining agreement with USL League One.

Management and players issued a statement:

“Today is another historic day in US Soccer history with USL granting voluntary recognition to USLPA on behalf of USL League One players. Soccer in the United States is growing at a tremendous rate and League One is a major part of that growth. Both the USL and USLPA are committed to working together in the best interests of all League One players and look forward to beginning the bargaining process in earnest.”

USL League One will begin its second season on March 27 with 12 teams -- seven independent teams and five MLS second teams. It has added a new team in Omaha and two MLS second teams, Revolution II in New England and Fort Lauderdale CF, though details on the Inter Miami team are slim.
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