AFL-CIO supports dismantling of NFL players’ union — at least temporarily

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    The magnitude of Irony here made my week," the movement’s commitment to its ideals ":eusa_boohoo:....unions when you need'em, fuc'em when you don't...Its all about da' Benjamins and......Its all about the 'Brotherhood'!!!!!:lol:




    We’re going to support the decisions that they make and what they feel is best to get to an agreement with the league and make sure there’s a decision next year and make sure there isn’t a lockout,” AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein told The Daily Caller. “They have a lot of different ways they’re considering to get to that agreement and that’s certainly one of them.”

    For some, Big Labor’s support of the NFLPA’s strategy raises serious questions about the movement’s commitment to its ideals and perhaps even its relevancy. Since these workers can plausibly get a better deal if they drop their union affiliation, why wouldn’t other industries be encouraged to do the same?

    “It certainly is hypocritical how hard they fight against regular employees having an up or down vote on getting rid of their union and at the same time they’ve encouraged it in this one instance,” Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation told TheDC. “There aren’t really any principles behind what organized labor’s trying to do.”

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    Why should it be about anything other than maximizing their own interests?

    Also, the guy from "Right to Work" sorta misses the point that because of an oddity of this particular market, the players can't file an anti-trust suit without getting rid of the union.
     
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    Why not?
     

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