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|AP Source: NFL Player Union Has Votes to Recertify
|A person with direct knowledge of the number of votes cast has told The Associated Press that there enough votes from NFL players to recertify the union. This is one of the last steps in completing the collective bargaining agreement.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the union has not made an announcement.
Recertifying the union must be done to conclude the labor agreement reached last week. The union would be required to negotiate with the NFL several outstanding items, such as drug testing, player discipline, disability and pension programs.
Players from at least nine teams have already voted overwhelmingly in favor of recertification.
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