Thursday, July 21, 2011

Players Stuff the Rush

Just as I imagined, NFL players are not moving so fast on a vote on the NFL Owner's ratified agreement, with many stating that the owners may have tried to sneak in some non-agreed to terms. Also, as I mentioned, the players are not so quick to recertify their union and they are not happy that the Owner ratified agreement would interfere with their decision to reform as a union. NFL Network Reporter Albert Breer Tweeted:
Just filed a story on a second email from NFLPA to player reps, breaking down issues with deal and, in particular, recertification timeline. Email says NFL's rough timeline violates fed labor law: "Those laws prohibit employers from coercing their employees into forming a union."
The players may not be unfounded with this claim, as Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act provides that “[e]mployees shall have the right to self-organization, . . . to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, . . . and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities..." The players may be able to make a successful claim that the deadline to re-certify violates Section 7 of the NLRA.

More to come...

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