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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

Meet the Unions who are bringing you The Superbowl

The central players in the Super Bowl on Sunday -- the Ravens and the 49ers -- are union members. They belong to the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). Thousands of other union members all play key roles in the extravaganza.

Our brother and sister Teamsters from Local 270, for example, will serve hot dogs, draw beer and staff the New Orleans Saints team store.

The AFL-CIO Now blog tells us more:

(The players) share a bond with the men in the striped shirts—members of the NFL Referees Association. During the past two years, both have been locked out by NFL owners.

The announcers, camera operators, technicians and other hardworking folks who are bringing the game to the big flat-screen TV in your home or favorite watering hole are members of SAG-AFTRA, Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA (NABET-CWA), Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Laborers (LIUNA) ...

The half-time spectacular ... is made possible by the skills of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the talents of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) and other performing artists...

More at link:

http://teamsternation.blogspot.com/2013/02/meet-unions-putting-on-super-bowl.html?m=1

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Reply Meet the Unions who are bringing you The Superbowl (Original post)
Earth_First Feb 2013 OP
Brickbat Feb 2013 #1
lunasun Feb 2013 #5
Teamster Jeff Feb 2013 #2
zbdent Feb 2013 #3
JimDandy Feb 2013 #4
msongs Feb 2013 #6
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #8
Lordquinton Feb 2013 #13
secondvariety Feb 2013 #7
silvershadow Feb 2013 #9
iandhr Feb 2013 #10
WillyT Feb 2013 #11
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #12

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:58 AM

1. K&R for solidarity.

Teamster Nation has turned into a seriously kickass blog.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:32 PM

5. +1

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:09 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:14 PM

3. I consider the owners of the football teams a "union" ...

and boy do they get perks ... but you won't hear the "liberally-biased media" point that out ...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:14 PM

4. Hooray for all the hardworking union workers!

It's amazing the amount of labor it takes to pull off the nation's largest sporting event. Even though most of the workers at the game are part-timers (including the football players) all of them are getting at least a living wage. Unions are a great equalizer.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. the millionaires union. poor things nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:24 PM

8. the union got them their fair share of revenue

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:36 PM

13. Shows the strength of unions

how much do you think players would be making if they weren't a union?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:20 PM

7. Love to have

Ray Lewis as my local's president.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:34 PM

9. That blog needs a link fix. Just so's ya know. I got there, but not at the "here" link. nt

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:41 PM

10. Love it

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:54 PM

11. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:03 PM

12. Check this out, I'm AFSCME a nd we are on the list

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