The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) and the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) are pleased to announce the ratification of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will run through January 2024. The ratification of a new CBA is the culmination of a process that started nearly a year ago.
“After 10 months of hard work by both parties, we are very pleased to have a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place as we enter the 2019 season,” said PRO General Manager Howard Webb.
“We want to thank the membership of the match official Bargaining Unit, which has ratified this agreement. We consider the new CBA to be a fair deal for all, which will assist in our collective efforts to grow and develop the refereeing landscape in professional soccer.”
PSRA President Steve Taylor said: “I’d like to thank PRO and their team, as well as PSRA’s Negotiating Committee and our legal counsel, for working so diligently in putting together a new CBA that will serve as the framework of working conditions for our Bargaining Unit of MLS officials for the next five years.
“Many thanks also to the PSRA Membership for entrusting this work to our committee. Ultimately, I’m confident this agreement serves the PSRA Membership well.”