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Executive committee meeting in Washington

Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:34 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 2:36 pm
 
Leaders of the NFLPA, the decertified union's executive committee, will meet in Washington begining on Monday afternoon and into late Tuesday, two players with knowledge of the talks told me.

The goal is a simple one: to educate the members of the executive committee who will in turn talk to the players reps. The player reps, in turn, will educate the teams.

It's still expected that players won't vote on the new CBA, I'm told, until Friday at the earliest. Players also tell me there remains a chance the start of training camps are slightly delayed.

The players need a majority vote and as one player explained getting that is "pretty close to 100 percent."
Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

Leaders of the NFLPA, the decertified union's executive committee, will meet in Washington begining on Monday . . .
Union?  What union?  Where?  I don't see any union. . .where'd it go?  Oh, you mean the union that supposedly doesn't exist any more and supposedly can't engage in collective bargaining because it decertified?  That one?  Boy, had me fooled!  Could have sworn someone was collectively bargaining for the players. . .Gee, then who is that doing the collective bargaining?  Not the NFLPA, surely?  I forget, what was their name before they--excuse me, before the union--decertified?  That couldn't really have been a sham, could it?
So, who's authorized to engage in collective bargaining if there's no union? Isn't that what a union does?  And how and from whom did the bargainers get their authority?  Sure, the named plaintiffs have lawyers--but there are only a handful of named plaintiffs, right?  Which means their lawyers have only a handful of clients, right?  Who's representing everyone else?
Union?  Where are youuuu . . .come out, come out, wherever you are . . .



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

Do they have to vote to certify the union before the vote on the CBA??  Can someone just tell me if we will have a kickoff on September 8th.  That is all I care about, until then I have lost nothing and endured nothing.  If anything I got to read blogs and write useless comments.  Lets Go JETS!!!



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

Freeman reliable he is an IDIOT and a RACIST he makes up half of what he says and guesses on the other half. He is the worst reporter on this site . If you want the facts go read Doyel his is arrogant but he is the best. Freeman is a d**k and should be fired. He thinks he is a slave to the NFL and CBS.



Since: Feb 3, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

The NFL Commish, his office, the owners, current players, new players, ex-players, unions, lawyers, and agents will make more money. Sponsors will pay more and each fan can count on spending an extra 10-15 percent for their NFL fun. Then, in five or six years we can do it again if the White House and Congress hasn't bankrupt the country by then. Let's get it done! 



Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

hosed the rookies? the rookies are still going to be overpaid, how about proving yourself in the nfl before demanding a big payday?



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

Looks like the vets hosed the rookies. Just wondering if there will be massive holdouts with rookies and free agents.  This season is still going to be messy. The veteran teams have a major advantage.  Don't count on any rookies being effective until late ino the season.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

I think Freeman is pretty damn reliable, and usually gets a little more info out, more quickly, than other writers. Those of you who have time to constantly critique Mike's blogs, check for misspelling/grammatical errors, or get upset that he doesn't disclose it was your mothers who are his informational sources, really need to consider upgrading your hobbies and jobs - if you are that amazing and intelligent, please go cure cancer, while the rest of us consider the NFL and its writers information nothing more than the mild, pleasant distraction it is meant to be...



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

This is the last day I waste my time clicking on anything you so call "Write" You are simply the worst waste of space on the internet.Try writing something with a purpose for a change.



Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

two players with knowledge of the talks told me.


Sure they did... Your "close and personal super secret sources" told you... My ass. What you meant to say was two places you looked up on the internet said that they were meeting in D.C. Hey Freeman, 200 of my personal player sources told me you're a fraud and a hack and that you doctored your resume and got fired becasue of it. But don't aske me who. They're "secret"...


The goal is a simple one: to educate the members of the executive committee who will turn talk to the players reps. The player reps, in turn, will educate the teams.

How about trying to write a coherent sentence once in a while?



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Executive committee meeting in Washington

Freeman, you are killing me! Worthles reporting as usual or in your case worthless copying. If you are going to copy information to reproduce ut due to a deadline at least get your facts straight. I heard on the Colin Cowherd show this morning that the NFLPA is meeting today and the NFL is meeting tomorrow with the players voting on Wednesday and The owners at their meeting Thursday and the lockout being lifted on the weekend. you have been completely worthless this whole lockout just changing words around from others work and keep stating un-named sources which are probablly the voices in your head. Can't wait what you spew out once the lockout is over.


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