Mark Recchi's advice to players is to sign CBA now
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11-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
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You just shouldn't operate without a CBA. It's stupid. In this case if they operated without a CBA, there's really no reason to believe the players would strike. Okay, then what? Do you operate off the former terms FOREVER because obviously whatever was bargained would be worse than them, thus the players have no reason to go the table.
They knew what would happen if they didn't go to the table.
Well, I have negotiated several union contracts on behalf of management. In several cases we mutually agreed to work without a CBA with a condition that the newly agreed upon terms would be retroactive to when the previous agreement expired.
It's a rather common practice.
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