Report: PFA Plans to Announce Fighter Executive Board Shortly, as Push to Unionize UFC Roster Continues
By FCF Staff
It looks as though the Professional Fighters Association (PFA) is going to take a significant step towards organizing a union for UFC fighters shortly.
In August, the PFA publicly announced its intention to unionize UFC fighters. The group is headed by baseball agent Jeff Borris, labor lawyer Lucas Middlebrook and the economist Andrew Zimbalist. In a recent report from MMA Fighting.com, Middlebrook relayed that the PFA expects to confirm an interim executive board within the next month, which will include nine current UFC fighters or veterans.
Middlebrook was quoted saying that “ultimately the executive board is going to be empowered with making policy decisions for the union going forward and administrative decisions on when we’re ready to file with the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board)”.
30% of the UFC roster will need to sign authorization cards for the PFA, which would allow the group to file for unionization with the NLRB.