NFL players have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2030 season. Needing only a majority, it passed by a vote of 1,019 to 959, it was announced Sunday morning.
"This result comes after a long and democratic process in accordance with our constitution," the NFLPA said in a statement on Sunday. "An independent auditor received submitted ballots through a secure electronic platform, then verified, tallied and certified the results."
The previous CBA was scheduled to end in March of 2021. The newly passed deal ensures that there will be no lockout or strike.
"We are pleased that the players have voted to ratify the proposed new CBA, which will provide substantial benefits to all current and retired players, increase jobs, ensure continued progress on player safety, and give our fans more and better football," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement on Sunday. "We appreciate the tireless efforts of the members of the Management Council Executive Committee and the NFLPA leadership, both of whom devoted nearly a year to detailed, good faith negotiations to reach this comprehensive, transformative agreement."