2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VI: The "What Comes Before Square One?" Edition
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11-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Is there another industry where labor has a negotiated split of the actual revenue made by the company thus guaranteeing substantial raises provided they perform?
Is there another industry where labor has a negotiated deal that has absolutely no path of recourse for management to re-coup wages (fire employee) regardless of how poorly they performs?
Is there another industry other than sports where a companies compeitiors are actually their partners and the sucess of one's company is reliant in part upon the relative success of thier "competitors"?
You cannot compare what is happening here to a normal labor disagreement.
Points 1 and 2 above are almost guarantee that whatever deal the players ultimately sign they will continue to be treated exponentially better than any other organized labor force in the world.
Well put. I'm on the side of organized labor in cases where their organization is necessary in order to counter abuse at the hands of management, but this isn't one of those cases. The PA talk about the last CBA like they were taken to the cleaners and yet their average salary had doubled under it and they maintained guaranteed contracts. This isn't the typical case of powerless individual workers being rolled over by management. The players have it very, very well and they would continue to have it very, very well if they gave in to the owners' demands, which I'm sure they won't completely when all is said and done.
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