Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:39 PM
DonViejo (18,165 posts)
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.
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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:02 PM
busterbrown (5,415 posts)
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.