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11-14-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kdb209 View Post
The MLB owners lost in 1995 due to stupidity and arrogance.

In 1995 they tried to unilaterally impose a set of new work rules - abolishing salary arbitration, centralizing all player negotiations with the commissionerís office, and ending an agreement not to collude on salaries - without even trying to declare an Impasse.

They simply said they were imposing those terms, lifting the lockout, and opening for business with replacement players.

The NLRB ruled this an unfair labor practice and NY District Court Justice Sotomayor issued an injunction prohibiting implementation of the new terms.

Had MLB tried to declare an impasse (and has it upheld by the NLRB), they would have been able to impose their previous last offer (a CBA with a cap but without the draconian restrictions of their final imposed terms) - there would have been no ULP charge or injunction.
I have but one qualm with this. Wouldn't she be referred to as Judge Sotomayor in this instance, because you're referring to her time as a judge?

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