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11-15-2012, 02:47 PM
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Greschner4
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Originally Posted by Kegsey View Post
Have you been paying attention at all? The League has been making all the proposals and concessions, frankly I'm surprised it took them this long to to say "take it or leave it." The PA refuses to work off of any proposal except for their ridiculous delinkage ideas. How is that negotiating?
Because they don't want linkage. They've negotiated and said, "We don't want linkage." The fact that the system currently has linkage doesn't bind the players anymore than the owners are bound by the current 57% of HRR.

No one's failed to negotiate here; the parties just have a fundamental disagreement over philosophy. The players don't want to take a cut in aggregate pay and the owners have demanded that they do. The owners have also made a request for a bunch of contractual reforms that the players don't want.

The sides really aren't close on either major part -- cut in aggregate pay, or contractual reforms.

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