NFL Lockout: The Feds Have the Power in Labor Negotiations

April 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Players Union Seeking Transparency in Labor Negotiations
The NFL owners are unwilling to open up their books to the players union.
The current chip under negotiation is an $800 million one that the owners want off the top of league revenue, without giving the NFLPA their cut.  That number is down from the previously requested $1 billion.
All the players are asking for in return is total transparency.  When there’s transparency, both groups can determine what is fair.  The NFL team owners, however, would rather operate in secrecy.
This aura of secrecy is an ominous one, as it usually comes down to the fans footing the bill for the higher profits of owners and players alike.  It’s truly trickle-up economics.
When it comes down to it, both sides need to agree to less money and pass the savings on down to the consumer.
Seriously, $89 for a jersey that costs teams 25 cents to make and ship over here from one of many countries?&nb...

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