NHL Labor Timeline

NHL Labor Timeline

January 7, 2013 

June 29 – Bargaining begins.

July 13 – Management’s initial proposal would reduce players’ share of hockey-related revenue from 57 percent to 46 percent.

Aug. 14 – Players make first proposal, calling for lower percentage of revenue for players and increased revenue sharing among teams.

Aug. 15 – NHL rejects players’ offer.

Aug. 28 – Owners offer players 46 percent.

Sept. 12 – Players make proposal, which is immediately rejected.

Sept. 13 – Owners meet in New York and unanimously endorse decision to lock out players when labor deal expires at the end of Sept. 15.

Sept. 16 – Lockout begins.

Sept. 19 – NHL cancels preseason schedule through Sept. 30.

Sept. 27 – NHL cancels remainder of preseason schedule.

Oct. 4 – NHL cancels 82 games from Oct. 11 through 24.

Oct. 16 – League makes proposal, offering to split hockey-related revenue 50-50.

Oct. 17 – Union rejects proposal.

Oct. 19 – NHL cancels games through Nov. 1, raising cancellations to 135.

Oct. 26 – NHL cancels games through Nov. 30, raising total to 326.

Nov. 2 – NHL cancels Jan. 1 Winter Classic between Toronto and Detroit.

Nov. 21 – NHL Commissioner Gary Between says sides are “far apart.”

Nov. 23 – NHL cancels games through Dec. 14, raising total to 422, and All-Star weekend for Jan. 26-27.

Nov. 28-29 – The sides meet with two members of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Dec. 10 – NHL cancels games through Dec. 30, raising total to 526.

Dec. 14 – NHL files a class-action suit against the union in U.S. District Court in New York, seeking to establish its lockout is legal, and files an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board.

Dec. 20 – NHL cancels games through Jan. 14, raising total to 625.

Jan. 4 – Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh shuttles between the sides.

Jan. 6 – On the 113th day of the lockout, the sides reach agreement on a 10-year contract that either side can terminate after eight years.

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