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Morio v. North American Soccer League

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
510 F.Supp. 633 (1980)


After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had certified the North American Soccer League Players Association (NASLPA) to serve as a union for league soccer players (and during a subsequent legal challenge of the NLRB’s determination), the North American Soccer League (NASL) (defendant) refused to bargain collectively with the union. Its clubs continued to negotiate new contracts with individual players, instead of going through the NASLPA. In those contracts, the NASL instituted a number of changes, including extending the season by two weeks, creating a winter soccer season, decreasing team rosters, and designating the footwear players could wear. The NLRB’s General Counsel, Morio (plaintiff), filed suit against the NASL requesting an injunction preventing the league’s negotiating the individual contracts and requesting that all contracts entered after certification of the NASLPA as the union be “voidable.”

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Motley, J.)

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