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11-22-2012, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by HotToddy View Post
The issue of the NFLPA's decertification was the timing not the actual process.

When you think logically the players would be smart to negotiate this current CBA and then take a vote to decertify immediately after the expiry of the new CBA.

The twisted reality of sports unions is they exist almost solely for the benefit of the owners.

As a player the limited benefit you get to belonging to a union (suspensions appeals, etc.) is offset by the restrictive conditions of a CBA.

Players are much better off going at on their own and letting agents hash out the conditions of their individual employment
I know the first thing I always think when I look at a NHLPA player driving by in their Hotwheels probably on their way to the soup kitchens, is how hard they're done by . Must be terrible.

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