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My apologies for the short diary, but the talk I hear on the radio is that the NFL owners want the players to re-certify their union by Tuesday, and the nay-sayers are saying it can't be done.

But it can, using card check. If 50% plus one of NFL players sign a card saying they want their union re-certified, it's done. Period. Take it to the bank.

And what's cool is that all those Republican NFL fans who hate the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) without knowing what it is, hating it because FOX and Rush told them to hate it - now they can learn that the EFCA is card check.

TOUCHDOWN!

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MKSinSA, RockyMtnLib, Empower Ink

    Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

    by Spud1 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 06:34:37 PM PDT

  •  but have the player even agreed to the deal? (0+ / 0-)

    last I heard the player haven't agreed to the deal so they won't recertify until they do.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 06:49:11 PM PDT

    •  at first I thought 3 to 5 business days (0+ / 0-)

      If the deal is good. But there are 8-10 things the owners fudged or left out.

      The owners totally jumped the gun here, theyre real close, I think the owners vote was premature.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 11:38:22 PM PDT

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    •  They were back at the negotiating table Saturday (0+ / 0-)

      We'll see what happens.

      Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com.

      by DemSign on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 05:54:31 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The NFL wants a certified union (0+ / 0-)

    They need a union for these 2 main things:

    The NFL Draft & the behavior policy.

    Those are not part of the agreement with the NFLPA and can only be agreed to by a certified union.

  •  I LIKE this card-check idea (0+ / 0-)

    for all the reasons the diarist noted. It would give the whole idea a great deal of publicity and correct the propaganda that has been spread against it.

    I also love the idea of management sending out a bunch of anti-union thugs to try to intimidate THESE employees.
    "Youse guys on the defensive line had betta vote the right way against a union, or your health may take an unfortunate turn."

    "Hey, mofo. Step over here and say dat to our faces: "Killer", "Monster","Bad-Ass", and "Tiny"."

    ....."In local news, 33 men all on the same bus were admitted to St. Louis General Hospital at about 230am. The bus had not been damaged or in an accident but there was no driver, just the bus pulled up and left by the emergency room door.
         The men aboard were all suffering from numerous broken cheekbones, cracked ribs and back bruises consistent with body slams. Also among them they only had 57 teeth that were uncracked.
         Police are investigating, but the men are unable or are refusing to talk......"

    Shalom.

    "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

    by WineRev on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 08:18:29 AM PDT

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