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11-13-2012, 07:45 PM
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Orrthebest
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Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
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.
The NHL would be risking a collusion charge if it operated without a CBA. Once they gave notice they were no longer willing to operate under the old CBA there was only 2 options get a deal done or lockout.

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