Collective Bargaining Rights: Wisconsin Eerily Similar to NFL Labor Negotiations

February 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As labor issues heat up between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, everyone seems to have their own opinion on which side is right and which side is more greedy or entitled. Not surprisingly, many of those same battle lines are heating up over events in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Us Vs. Them" Is All Relative
One of the biggest misnomers of the NFL labor issue is that it is just "millionaires fighting with billionaires." Everyone says it, but that statement just isn't true. The vast majority of the members in the NFLPA aren't signing Peyton Manning-like deals or traveling via private jets.
Most NFL players only play two or three years in the league, they play at the end of the roster or on practice squads and are constantly looking for other jobs because they could be cut at any moment.
For every Tom Brady, there are 10 Keith Fitzhughs.
Fitzhugh, a one-time Mississippi State football standout, always dreamed about playing in the NFL, but chose railroad conductin...

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