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NFL planning for a Lockout in '11

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Concudan

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    League office employees learn of lockout plans
    League office employees learn of lockout plans | ProFootballTalk.com

    We interrupt this Sunday of NFL action for an update regarding the plans that the NFL is making for a potential work stoppage.

    Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the NFL has for the first time communicated to league-office employees information regarding the ramifications of a potential work stoppage.

    The three-phase plan begins in April, with a pay cut for Commissioner Roger Goodell and senior-level employees. The second phase would come a couple of months later, with "the majority" of league employees taking two unpaid furloughs. Phase three would involve larger-scale pay cuts and salary freezes.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello explained the situation to Glazer.

    "Our employees are aware of both of the strident comments coming from the NFLPA leadership for more than a year and the union's current actions to position itself to decertify and go out of business," Aiello said.

    "Our employees want to know what we would do if despite our best good-faith efforts, no agreement is reached. Our primary focus remains on negotiating a new agreement."

    But here's the thing. Decertification, if it happens, wouldn't make a work stoppage more likely. Decertification would make a work stoppage less likely, since there would be no union to lock out.

    Once again, everyone's interests would be served if less time were spent posturing about a locker and more time were spent reaching the agreement that everyone supposedly wants but that no one seems to be interested in trying to negotiate.
     
  2. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    WTF!!!!!!!!


    You are telling the players they are locked out unless the commissoner takes a pay cut?
     
  3. Concudan

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    No, the Commissioner takes a pay cut in the event of a lockout.
     
  4. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    the whole league should not be paid.
     
  5. Concudan

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    The third phase calls for pay freezes. What bothers me is that they are now actively preparing for a lockout.
     
  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    they were talking about a lockout 2 years ago.
     
  7. Concudan

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    There is a HUGE difference between 'talking' about and 'planning' for.
     
  8. sdbound

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    Posturing. The threat of a lockout must have credibility.
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  9. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If the union decertifies and play continues as it is now, how do they go about organizing a "new" union and have creditability?
     
  10. Concudan

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    I think it has credibility. Remember big wigs like Jones, Snyder, Kraft etc are backing a lock out to 'get their league back'. I think they are arrogant enough to think people will continue to throw money at them no matter what. What worries me is they are probably correct.
     

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