MLS players union votes to strike if necessary

MLS players unified behind possibility of strike

March 12, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle, Special to ESPNsoccernet
For weeks, the MLS Players Union has insisted that it was unified enough to initiate a work stoppage. On Thursday, the players moved a step closer to proving their point, with multiple sources indicating that they voted 383-2 to go on strike if a new collective bargaining agreement between the union and MLS has not been agreed upon by 12:01 a.m. ET on March 23.

The vote, which was conducted March 1 by secret ballot, grants the union's Bargaining Committee the authority to call a strike. ...

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