CBA Talk II: Shut up and give me YOUR money!
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11-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Richmond, BC
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Hate to keep being a bother, but can someone explain to me what de-certification/certification is?
Definition: Decertification of a union means that union loses the power to collectively bargain on behalf of its members. Such a move has some potential benefits - the NFL Players Association decertified in an attempt to avoid a lockout - and a number of risks attached.
The biggest benefit is legal. Interactions between unions and management are governed by labor law. Many of the collectively-bargained elements of the NBA/NBPA relationship - the salary cap and NBA draft for example - are perfectly legal under that set of rules.
The relationship between the league and players in the absence of a union would be governed under anti-trust law. And that gives the players a wide range of options, including an anti-trust lawsuit.
The players would file an anti-trust suit.
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