NFL Labor News: Does Collective Bargaining Work for Players?

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on March 23, 2011 – 1:05 pm

From the NFL Labor BLOG:

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins is the latest player to demonstrate that collective bargaining by the players’ union has worked well for the players, whose compensation has doubled in the past decade.

“We kicked their butts in the last negotiation so we’re not going to settle,” said Incognito, who has played seven seasons with Buffalo, Miami and St. Louis, in an ESPN.com story posted Tuesday. “This is our livelihood and as players we’re united. We’re sticking together 100 percent.”

Read the full BLOG.


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4 Responses to “NFL Labor News: Does Collective Bargaining Work for Players?”

  1. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Mar 23, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I guess the guys that lay their lives and well being on the line for we fans deserve the biggest slice of pie. The owners Like Ford and Jones have enough money. The owners don’t put butts in the seats, the players do.

  2. By Don on Mar 26, 2011 | Reply

    I might be Looking at this the wrong way, However Now that the Union has been taken out of the Equation. Am I Right When I am thinking that All the Players are Now Bargaining for themselves?
    IF, This is the case, and each Player or each Team All have thier Own individual Idea’s and or Individual agenda’s as to how an agreement can be met, Then it will make this thing Drag on forever?
    Are All the Players together on what it is that they want?
    Or is there a division as to what some individual players want?
    With the Union, usually There is at least a clear cut contract in which everyone involved is in agreement with. Or is not in Agreement with.
    I am Hoping that it is’nt a case Where these players want this and these other players want that. And this Team will agree with that but the other team does’nt see it the same way.
    Is this What the fans are Looking at? Waiting on. For each individual player and Team to come to agreements with thier Owners?
    I understand that the Player’s Let the Union Go, What I do not understand is what is it that they ALL want?
    They ALL SAY that they want Football to start on time!
    Then YOU ALL better get your butts in gear! Cuz time is Wizzin by!
    And with the way it sound’s Noone is any closer than they were when this thing first started.
    And for ALL the Player’s that are training and Keeping thierselves ready to play and are Hopefully preparing for the Plays that they run and keeping thier Minds and thier Bodies prepared and ready to go! HOO YAA! Bully for YOU! (:
    As for the LIONS players, I hope that you All keep running things the way that your coaches Were showing you. You All together have enough Money and enough Backing in this State that some School somewhere in Michigan would probably let you actually have and or use thier facilities so that you could actually run your Own training Camp.
    You Might be able to Accomplish this even though you cant be in contact with your coach’s and or the Owners.
    That is Only if you All would want to do this. And Of coarse if you could keep it All under wraps. Or just tell the other players in the League that even though you still stand with them that you still Love the Game and want to be ready to play.
    These are only things to think about, I am not telling anyone what to do.
    And of coarse if any of the things in which I was suggesting are not Within the legal Limits then they should be ignored at all cost’s.

  3. By Jeremy Horn on Mar 27, 2011 | Reply

    i dont care what happens JUST PLAY FOOTBALL!

  4. By Stuart Left on Mar 27, 2011 | Reply

    Put your money on the Owners to hold out and stay together. I look for the players to start to cave in about August 01

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