CFL makes new CBA proposal to CFLPA after players reject tentative agreement

The CFL has proposed a new collective bargaining agreement to the CFL Players’ Association, multiple sources have told 3DownNation.

This new proposal has eliminated the clause allowing three “nationalized Americans” to replace Canadian players for up to 49 percent of plays in a game. It also includes a small raise to the salary cap.

The CFL and CFLPA reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday, ending the league’s first player strike since 1974. The deal was voted down by the players on Monday.

Among the reasons it was voted down were changes to the ratio, the lack of a ratification bonus, and revenue sharing not starting until the midway point of the agreement.

A number of players publicly voiced their concern with the tentative agreement from last week, including Montreal Alouettes’ linebacker Chris Ackie, Ottawa Redblacks’ defensive back Antoine Pruneau, and B.C. Lions’ fullback David Mackie.

All nine CFL teams are expected to resume practicing on Tuesday despite the lack of a new CBA.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.