JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars players have voted to give the NFL Players Association their backing to decertify the union in the event of a labor lockout next year.
Each of the 32 teams is voting whether or not to give the union the right to decertify if teams lock out players next year. It's a procedural matter. Decertification would give the union a chance to sue under antitrust laws if there is a lockout.
Without decertification, the union would have to wait six months to file a suit after the collective bargaining agreement expired.
Jordan Black is the team's union representative.
"We just want to play," Black said. "It was a meeting to show our commitment. We need the owners, and they need us."
For more NFL labor news, visit http://NFLLabor.com
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press