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12-15-2012, 07:40 PM
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So why won't they allow a vote if the NHLPA is really trying to represent the views of the players? Isn't that what a democratic union should do?
Not allowing a single vote on any NHL offer 3 months into the lockout is
that the nhlpa is not democratic, and is not representing the views of the majority of players.
Frankly I doubt if any "moderate" members of the NHLPA involved with the negotiations even understand the issues being discussed. The widespread confusion about the correct usage of the terms
is one example.
That's not how collective bargaining normally works. Members (this applies to both the PA and the NHL BOG) don't vote on anything until the negotiating committees have an agreement in principle. If members aren't happy with how negotiations are being handled they can take action within their organization through their union reps (or owners can talk to their representatives on the Boards of Governors) and go through those channels.
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