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10-05-2012, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by brs03 View Post
They already have enough familiarity with escrow that the concept of no rollbacks is a bit silly. Should they be trying to negotiate them down as low as possible? Of course. But drawing a line in the sand is silly when they haven't gotten paid their full contracts for most of the past 7 years (IINM they usually lose, what, 3% or so?). They can't say "you agreed to pay us this much" with a straight face when the contracts were signed with escrow already in play.
IMO there's a difference between not getting your all money due to the operation of an escrow provision in a CBA in existence when you signed the agreement and not getting your money simply because the owners decided to use the next CBA to undo a bunch of contracts from the last one. I think if they would just unequivocally say we're going to honor existing contracts it would remove some of the poison and enable the going-forward issues to be more readily addressed.

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