HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » NFL Players Union Opposes...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:39 PM

NFL Players Union Opposes Michigan’s ‘Right-To-Work’ Push: ‘We Don’t Think Workers Deserve This’

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) attempt to push a union-busting “right-to-work” law through the state legislature this week was met with considerable opposition from labor groups, who have protested en masse both outside and inside the state capitol in Lansing since Snyder announced his support for the law on Thursday.

Today, the legislation has a new foe: the National Football League Players Association, which represents players on Michigan’s NFL franchise, the Detroit Lions, and has come out against “right-to-work” before.

“We stood up against this in the past, and we stand against it in its current form in Michigan,” George Atallah, the association’s assistant executive director for external affairs, told ThinkProgress in a phone interview. “Our leadership and players are always proud to stand with workers in Michigan and everywhere else. We don’t think voters chose this, and we don’t think workers deserve this.”

The NFLPA is no stranger to labor disputes. NFL owners locked out players before the start of the 2011 season, and the players association was vocal in its support of the NFL Referees Association when the league locked out its officials at the beginning of this season.

-snip-

more:
http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/12/07/1303541/nfl-players-union-slams-michigans-right-to-work-push-we-dont-think-workers-deserve-this/

4 replies, 783 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply NFL Players Union Opposes Michigan’s ‘Right-To-Work’ Push: ‘We Don’t Think Workers Deserve This’ (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
slogan057 Dec 2012 #1
Blunt477 Dec 2012 #2
busterbrown Dec 2012 #3
libdem4life Dec 2012 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:46 PM

1. Uniion Workers Have To Stick Together

 

Baigaining is a right

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:48 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Fox has a tough time explaining this one. Can’t use terms like commie socialists to describe

250lb linebackers...... Notice I didn’t say lineman.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:50 PM

4. Here's my dream...the minimum wage strikers at WalMart being joined by NFL players.

Now that would be a priceless union moment of solidarity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread