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A decade of labor peace

Posted on: August 4, 2011 4:37 pm
 
The players ratified its agreement with the owners providing 10 years of labor peace. It's over. It's finally over.

The players ratified the agreement on Thursday afternoon and it contains several interesting aspects. While Roger Goodell had some of his on-field control curtailed, a high ranking union official told me, he maintains his power over the personal conduct policy.

Also, the two sides agreed to implement an HGH testing policy making the NFL the first professional American sports league to test for HGH with union consent. It is expected that testing will begin once the season starts.

This is a monumental time for the sport and all of the ugly acrimony is now over.

Time for football.
Category: NFL
Tags: Labor
 
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:09 pm
 

A decade of labor peace



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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:02 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

"Guessing again"?  That ignorant statement is based on what?  I have read multiple reports on multiple sites noting that the owners have agreed to table talk of an 18 game schedule unless the players approve it.  While you have...your own weak imagination.  Someone noted below that the owenrs might swap two regular season games for 2 preseason games, and that player greed might get them to accept this.  I can see such a thing happening (see how that whole player consent thing works?) except that the players wouldn't do it for the same money, since most of them currently get most of the preseason with no playing time.

If I were GUESSING I would say by the end of the agreement when full HGH testing has reduced the size of the average player by 30 pounds, the injury issue won't be as big a deal and there might be some compromise like that.



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 2:02 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

     The eighteen game season is not just a negotiation tatic.  What is ridiculous are the preseason games.  Tell us where the value added is of playing at practice speed, unless you haven't made the team then you better get those tackles in before the second or third quarter.  Nobody is watching the preseason games with the intensity of a regular season game.
     The month of August is wasted with half practice and half speed games that mean nothing.  The possibility of getting hurt in a meaningless game is plain stupid.  This game is played in part for the fans, fans who don't want a preseason package with their season tickets.  Well there it is, tickets.  That is what the labor agreement was about in the end, get it done or tickets won't be sold.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:16 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

The 18-game season was never meant to happen. It was a negotiation tactic, nothing more. In order to legitimize the ridiculous amount of space they gave it, the sports news people will pretend it was ever seriously considered for another month or two and then forget it, confident that 97.9% of the fans won't know or won't care.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:14 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

Redwings, the players can strike whenever they choose to, regardless of whether or not both sides have a labor agreement in place.  Now they probably won't do that, they'll just accept the 18 game season in 2 years rather than lose 2 preseason games and the money that goes with them.  

No they can't strike whenever they want to.  They can legally strike if there isn't a CBA in place or if they have an opt out clause in the deal. That being said even if you were right and they could just break the agreement and walk out, what good would that do them? There wouldn't be a court in the country that would listen to anything they had to say and they would miss paycheck after paycheck.  Don't know if you read a recent story that broke out talking about how 10 percent of NFL players acquired high interest loans from non conventional banking sources because they can't make it on what they are making and another 20 percent were ready to pull the trigger if they missed a paycheck.  I doubt the owners have anything to worry about....



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 8:14 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

Redwings, the players can strike whenever they choose to, regardless of whether or not both sides have a labor agreement in place.  Now they probably won't do that, they'll just accept the 18 game season in 2 years rather than lose 2 preseason games and the money that goes with them.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:45 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

Yes, labor peace. Too bad it will only last about 2 seasons unitl the owners try to implement an 18-game schedule and the players go on strike.

It's a 10 year agreement, the players can't go on strike and the owners can't lock them out.  Furthermore there is no opt out clause for either side so we're good for 10 years.  The 18 game season will only happen if the CBA both sides agreed to allows it to happen.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:34 pm
 

A decade of labor peace

They showed how greedy they are...
...by refusing to take a pay cut because the owners demanded more money. Does anybody know how this lockout started?


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