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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-13-10 06:05 PM
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Young Workers Summit: NFL Players Call for Union Solidarity

http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/06/12/young-workers-summit-... /

by James Parks, Jun 12, 2010

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvC0Y7WL1LU&feature=play...

When an offensive or defensive line of a football team stands shoulder-to-shoulder, it is almost impossible to move it. Today, two National Football League (NFL) players came to the AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit to invite their fellow union members to stand with them in one of the toughest battles they face on or off the field.

The 32 super-rich owners of the NFL teams terminated the current collective bargaining agreement two years early because they say it isnt working for them, Domonique Foxworth of the Baltimore Ravens and a member of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) executive committee, told the young union activists.

But in a scenario all too familiar to other union workers, the NFL owners refuse to provide audited financial information to help the players union understand how they are hurting after generating $9 billion in revenue during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Foxworth said:

Were in the middle of the biggest battle with the team owners of the National Football League that our union has faced since we won the right to free agency over 20 years ago.

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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-13-10 06:23 PM
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1. okay, Foxworth has a 4 year contract worth $28 million
and he wants me, at $17,000 to have solidarity for his labor struggle so he doesn't have to work for a mere $3 million or something. How much solidarity do THEY have in terms of going to bat for much lower paid workers? Yep, those multi-millionaire players are just like any other union workers :eyes: :nopity:
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