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12-05-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Right. Because the way to avoid the pressure a lockout puts on a PA to cave to exorbitant demands is to negotiate earlier? (It's not an option unless you plan on total capitulation.)
There is zero downside to negotiating earlier unless you want conflict.

Assuming that there is a 'script' where there is a lockout and thus the players should refuse to negotiate until there is a lockout is such muddy thinking that I don't know why some here insist on it.

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