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01-02-2013, 03:26 PM
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TaketheCannoli
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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones View Post
So does a deal have to be made today? The PA has a deadline of tonight midnight to file DOI. If the negotiating continues past midnight could Bettman say everything is off the table again and by the way you guys can't file your DOI.
I don't think a deal must be made today.

The vote by the PA to "authorize" a disclaimer of interest by January 2nd is not a binding authorization. In fact, it even potentially casts some doubt on the strategy. A disclaimer of interest means the union has chosen to no longer represent its members. Decertification does require a vote of the membership and means the members no longer wish to be represented by the union.

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