The NHL Players’ Association says it is considering legal action against the league for not paying workers for summer manicure services, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
The union, which represents players, is considering filing a lawsuit if the league does not pay its workers for the services, the sources said.
The union represents more than 80,000 players.
The NHLPA has been trying to convince players to wear a face mask during the games, but many players have not agreed.
The NHLPA says the mask is not required by the league, which has decided not to make players wear masks in order to keep players’ health and safety at the forefront of its agenda.
The league has said it is in the process of testing the face mask.
The association says its contract with its players is worth more than $100 million a year, but the league has not paid its workers in full for the past three seasons.
The league’s general counsel, Bob Nicholson, has defended the league’s decision to not pay employees.
He said the league will work with the union and other stakeholders to make sure players have the right equipment for the games.
But Nicholson said the union is not making enough progress to convince NHL players to use the mask, which costs the league about $3,200 a month.
He also said he was unsure whether the league would be willing to pay workers for these services.
Nicholson also said the labor board is considering its next steps, including whether to take another look at the union’s contract with players, which would have a $15-million annual cost.
The labor board’s next meeting is scheduled for March 11.