Strike Date Threatened If Talks Don’t Progress : Names in the News : Per-Erik Eklund, who plays center for the AIK team in the Swedish Elite League, has signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League.
Major League baseball players will set a strike date between July 1-10 unless there is some meaningful progress in negotiations, union chief Donald Fehr said after a 2 1/2-hour talk between the two sides.
Fehr added that no decision has been made whether to boycott the July 16 All-Star game at Minneapolis but said that it could happen.
“It’s getting late in the game, and we’re not getting meaningful reponses, including not getting meaningful responses on some things that are surprising,” said Fehr, acting executive director of the Players Assn.
Lee MacPhail, president of the owners’ Player Relations Committee, described the session as a “good business meeting. It’s going to require many more to get something done.”
A date wasn’t set for the next talks.