Thursday, July 21, 2011

Are you ready for some Football?!?!??-Owners' in the players hands

According to many sources, the NFL Owners have approved a new collective bargaining agreement. The players will have a conference call at 8:00 PM EST to vote on whether to accept the agreement as well. The more interesting issue is that theoretically speaking, in order to accept the deal, the players would likely have to recertify as a union first and there are reports stating that a coalition amongst the ranks is against doing so. My opinion is that the owners likely would not accept a ratified CBA that is entered into via the Players' "Trade Association" because they would then lose their anti-trust exemption when it comes to player restraints. Usually a Union protects the interests of an average player to the detriment on superstar players, so it will be interesting to see who is in the coalition against recertification. Either way, stay tuned for what could be a climatic ending to the NFL Lockout.

I apologize for my recent lack of posts as I have been doing "2-a-days" in anticipation for the CA bar next week. I plan to provide an analysis of the biggest changes in this new CBA that affect sports labor and employment practices and which could impact the NBA's and MLB's respective CBA negotiations. I also plan to analyze this Recertification issue in more detail when my life gets back to normal. Follow me on Twitter for mini updates and I apologize for the brief hiatus.

Good Luck to any fellow bar takers out there...

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