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    A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    The Vikings became the 15th or 16th team to vote to decertify the union, a strategic move that would allow the players to sue the league under antitrust laws in the result of a lockout.
    NFLPA head: `A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'
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    Re: A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    Decertifying the Union hurts the players and helps the owners.

    Are the Vikings unaware of that?

    This doesn't make sense.
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    Re: A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    Infidel wrote:
    Decertifying the Union hurts the players and helps the owners.

    Are the Vikings unaware of that?

    This doesn't make sense.
    With no union, the NFL is violating anti-trust laws, enabling them to be sued by their employees. At least that's what I take from all of this.

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    Re: A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    But that's just pertaining to the lockout.

    Who would represent them in everything else? For that matter, who would represent them at the bargaining table?

    Maybe they think that since they're all millionaires they can have their individual lawyers represent them when they have a grievance......but they are far stronger as a group.

    Management stooges among the players are perpetrating a sly "divide and conquer" action here, I think.
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    Re: A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    Infidel wrote:
    But that's just pertaining to the lockout.

    Who would represent them in everything else? For that matter, who would represent them at the bargaining table?

    Maybe they think that since they're all millionaires they can have their individual lawyers represent them when they have a grievance......but they are far stronger as a group.

    Management stooges among the players are perpetrating a sly "divide and conquer" action here, I think.
    I'm sure they'd be able to reestablish the union after a new CBA, right? If not, the structure is already in place, they could still be a coalition of workers represented by an organization, it just wouldn't be a certified union.

    I don't really know enough about this to form an educated opinion.

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    Re: A lockout of this game is a lockout of America'

    No, I don't either, but I suspect there would be a clause preventing them from Decertifying and then immediately forming another Union when the dispute was over.

    The whole thing stinks.
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