Rauner Wins Labor Fight; Illinois House Fails OverrideGov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down.
Rauner: 'No lockout' of State Workers, But Strike Possible Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won't lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can't agree on a new contract, but both sides acknowledged that they are nowhere near a deal.
NHL Owners Approve New Labor Deal; Players to VoteA relieved Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement those in hockey waited nearly four months to hear. He then apologized to players, sponsors and hockey supporters.
NHL Owners to Vote on Contract WednesdayIf there are no snags, ratification could be finished by Saturday and training camps can open Sunday if approval is reached on both sides.
NHL Says 48-game Regular Season Is 'most likely'"I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email Monday.
Drop the Puck: NHL, Players Settle Labor DisputeAll schedule issues, including the length of the season, still need to be worked out. The NHL has models for 50- and 48-game seasons.
Sports on a Sunday: Chris Kerber & Dennis DoddChris Kerber, 'the voice of the Blues', will be heard calling games soon on KMOX. Ron Jacober also previews the BCS National Championship Game with CBS Sports writer Dennis Dodd.
Sides in NHL Labor Fight Meet with Mediator
US Federal Mediators to Join NHL Labor TalksGeorge Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, was an adviser to the NHL players' union before joining FMCS three years ago.
NHL Lockout Costing St. LouisIn addition to the vendors who depend on sales and tips to make ends meet, the city of St. Louis also comes out a loser in the dispute between owners and players.
NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 14, All-Star GameNHL labor talks broke off soon after they resumed Wednesday, with players maintaining their new proposal was a huge economic concession.
NHL Players Offer New Plan on 67th Day of Lockout"We did give them the proposal," union head Donald Fehr said. "They indicated they're going to have a response to us a little later on."
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