Even though reports made it seem like the end was near, it’s certainly not, as the players are now fighting back in disapproval to the owners “approval” of a CBA void of what they consider any real substance on key matters.
The NFLPA just concluded a conference call with the 32 team delegates which concluded without a vote of any kind. Inside sources are claiming the players may not even vote on the labor proposal just to prove a point to their displeasure of the owners timeline.
Moreover whats really causing a stir with the player is the owners perceived success in ending the lockout with no interaction of this new proposal granted to the players — which may led them back to the court systems where they will “take their chances”.
Executive director Richard Berthelsen send out the following email after the conference voicing his displeasure at the whole situation.
In addition to depriving the players of the time needed to consider forming a union and making needed changes to the old agreement, this proposed procedure would in my view also violate federal labor laws. Those laws prohibit employers from coercing their employees into forming a union, and could result in any agreement reach though the procedure declare null and void.
Demands that the players re-form as a union and provide evidence by Tuesday, July 26 that a majority of players have signed union authorization cards virtually all provisions of the old CBA would become final on Saturday, July 30th. If the NFl does not agree to the players’ proposed changes, the old terms on benefits, discipline, safety, etc. will remain unchanged for another 10 years.
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