Union Articles

If you type 1,000+ words on Facebook, they call it a rant.  If you type the same words in a blog, they call it an "article."  Whatever you want to call them, these "essays" are full of our adventures and pro-labor thoughts from the perspective of a Union of assignors and referees.  Click below to access each one and stay tuned for more at an average of one new addition per month.  If you have an idea for an article or would like to submit one through us, please e-mail info@refunion.net.

June 1st, 2020:  Click here to read our latest e-mail to the Ref Union staff regarding our abstainment from June 2020 assignments.

May 21st, 2020:  Click here to read our latest update to the Ref Union staff, about a local league that might start up as early as June 11th!

May 20th, 2020: 
Click here to read our article on Silbo, an automated assigning system propping up on the East Coast that could have disastrous effects on how referees are able (or unable) to negotiate for their rates.

May 1st, 2020:  Click here to see our helpful guide on filling out some of the more confusing elements of California's unemployment application; now covering independent contractor and self-employed referees.

April 24th, 2020:  Click here to see our latest e-mail update to the staff regarding the state of games amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

April 20th, 2020:  Click here to view our most recent challenge to high school unit presidents, boards, and assignors throughout Southern California.

April 3rd, 2020: 
Click here to learn about the Ref Union Cares program, as described in an e-mail to the Ref Union general roster.

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January 27, 2020
December 19, 2020


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Click on the icon above to view our 2019 State of the Ref Union address, highlighting our Union's success from the last year and our goals for the next.


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