NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK, NY -

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league challenging its national anthem policy.
  
The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players' rights.
  
In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners meetings in Atlanta. The policy allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they're on the field or the sidelines.
  
When the league announced the policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 percent; some blamed the protests for such a drop. The union said at that time that it would file a grievance against any change in the collective bargaining agreement.
  
The union said Tuesday it has proposed having its executive committee talking to the NFL instead of proceeding with litigation. The union said the NFL has agreed to those discussions.
  
The NFL did not immediately comment about the union's action.
  
___
  
For more AP NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Retired Spokane Police captain seriously hurt in Costa Rica crash

    Retired Spokane Police captain seriously hurt in Costa Rica crash

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:31 PM EST2018-11-13 03:31:20 GMT
    Holly and Keith Cummings (Photo: GoFundMe)Holly and Keith Cummings (Photo: GoFundMe)

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A retired Spokane Police captain is fighting for his life in the hospital.   Keith Cummings and his wife Holly were on vacation in Costa Rica and got into a head-on crash with another truck on Friday. In an online fundraiser, their daughter, Rachel Durkin, said her mother is recovering in a hotel room with several facial fractures and a pelvic fracture.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A retired Spokane Police captain is fighting for his life in the hospital.   Keith Cummings and his wife Holly were on vacation in Costa Rica and got into a head-on crash with another truck on Friday. In an online fundraiser, their daughter, Rachel Durkin, said her mother is recovering in a hotel room with several facial fractures and a pelvic fracture.

    >>
  • Spokane congressional candidate starts petition to abolish 'safe storage' gun initiative

    Spokane congressional candidate starts petition to abolish 'safe storage' gun initiative

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-11-13 19:07:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane congressional candidate has petitioned the White House to abolish the recently passed Initiative 1639. The initiative, passed by voters last week, is a sweeping package of stricter gun regulations, particularly semiautomatic rifles. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane congressional candidate has petitioned the White House to abolish the recently passed Initiative 1639. The initiative, passed by voters last week, is a sweeping package of stricter gun regulations, particularly semiautomatic rifles. 

    >>
  • Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:32 PM EST2018-11-13 18:32:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Disabled veterans learn how to use their canes for self defense

    Disabled veterans learn how to use their canes for self defense

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-11-14 00:01:12 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Veteran's from every branch some older some younger came together to learn a valuable skill that dates back centuries. When facing danger wounded vets are taught how to use their cane for self-defense not as a crutch "Don't worry about using every portion of this cane to save your life. That's what a lot of people think that a cane is going to make them look old, but it empowers someone when they learn how to use it properly," said Grand Master Mark Shuey....

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. Veteran's from every branch some older some younger came together to learn a valuable skill that dates back centuries. When facing danger wounded vets are taught how to use their cane for self-defense not as a crutch "Don't worry about using every portion of this cane to save your life. That's what a lot of people think that a cane is going to make them look old, but it empowers someone when they learn how to use it properly," said Grand Master Mark Shuey....

    >>
  • Cougar sighting prompts bus pick ups for some Midway Elementary students

    Cougar sighting prompts bus pick ups for some Midway Elementary students

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-11-13 23:49:21 GMT

    MEAD, Wash. - On Monday night, a cougar was spotted in a new development in the Mead area, Arrowhead Point. We received surveillance video of the cougar from a homeowner in the area.  Now, the cougar has been spotted in the in the woods between Midway Rd. and Dartford Rd, which is just down the street from Midway Elementary.

    >>

    MEAD, Wash. - On Monday night, a cougar was spotted in a new development in the Mead area, Arrowhead Point. We received surveillance video of the cougar from a homeowner in the area.  Now, the cougar has been spotted in the in the woods between Midway Rd. and Dartford Rd, which is just down the street from Midway Elementary.

    >>
  • Former NAACP President Phil Tyler announces run for City Council President

    Former NAACP President Phil Tyler announces run for City Council President

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-11-13 23:42:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane activist, and former NAACP President Phil Tyler, announced Tuesday morning that he plans to run for Spokane City Council President in 2019. Tyler posted on his Facebook Page a quote from John F. Kennedy: "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." He also included a campaign slogan, “Positively Spokane”. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane activist, and former NAACP President Phil Tyler, announced Tuesday morning that he plans to run for Spokane City Council President in 2019. Tyler posted on his Facebook Page a quote from John F. Kennedy: "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." He also included a campaign slogan, “Positively Spokane”. 

    >>