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11-17-2012, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ichabod13 View Post
will you people PLEASE stop calling the NHLPA a union??!! they are not even close to being a "union". a "union" member doesnt get to negotiate his/her "individual" contract. they make what the "union" pay scale says they make. as a welder in the "united steel workers" you will be paid X amount of dollars per hour. take it or leave it, thats up to you. there are no signing bonuses (parise, suter,and a few others ), "performance bonuses", "roster bonuses" would be lucky if the company gives you a frozen turkey for thanksgiving.
the national hockey league players ASSOCIATION is pretty much the polar opposite of a true 'UNION".
The NHLPA is a union. It acts as the sole collective bargaining agent for its membership. Although individual salaries are negotiated between each NHLPA member and an NHL franchise, that all takes place under the framework of the CBA negotiated between the NHLPA and NHL.

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