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NFL labor history since 1968

Updated: March 3, 2011, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

A chronology of NFL labor issues since the NFLPA was recognized by the league in 1968:

1968

NFL owners recognize the NFL Players Association as a representative of the players, and after a brief summer work stoppage, a collective bargaining agreement is reached.

1970

After the NFL-AFL merger, the NFLPA is certified by the National Labor Relations Board, and John Mackey becomes first president of the union.

1971

Ed Garvey is hired as NFLPA executive director. ...

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