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Collective Bargaining

A New NFL is Upon Us: Questions and Answers

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The new NFL -- with no salary cap -- means there are many questions about how we got to this point and where we are going. Let's start to sift through the fact and fiction of what this will mean.

They Earn It

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

We don't begrudge Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or Steve Jobs the chance to capitalize on capitalism. Why should we treat basketball players any differently?

Roger That: A New Deal to Forge a New Deal

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

NFL owners decided to extend Roger Goodell's contract for five years, adding over three years to the original term. The question to ask is not "Why?" The question is, "Why now?"

There Will Not Be a Lockout in the NFL

Wm. David Cornwell, Sr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Wm. David Cornwell, Sr.

It does not matter which side initiates a work stoppage, each side ends up hurting itself as much as the other side. NFL owners will not lockout players in 2011 because there is a better option.

Is Obama Hanging Workers Out to Dry?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The war on Obama's labor nominees is far bigger than any one person named to any one position. It's about the public perception of unions, and the GOP's success at demonizing unions and their members.

The Big Game After the Super Bowl

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Before getting back to your Super Bowl talk for the next 48 hours, here is an opening primer on the NFL-NFLPA negotiations regarding a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Underwear bombers and workers rights

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

I don't know about you, but I would feel more confident in airport security employees if they had a voice in the workplace. Right now, the employees ...

NFL Headed Towards no Salary Cap, Less Shared Revenue

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The pulling of the plug on the SRS by the NFL might be the biggest play of any prior to next season, a season during which the NFL could look a lot different than it does now.

The Year in The Business of Football: Busy as Ever

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

It's time to look back at the biggest stories in the business of football for the 2009-10 season, which are many of the same stories that will be the biggest in 2010-11.

Airport Screeners, Collective Bargaining, and National Security: Threats or Assets?

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Just when the nation most needs strong leadership of the TSA, the country is being held hostage by the bogus argument that collective bargaining is a threat to national security.

Collective Bargaining For America

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

It should be abundantly clear and obvious by now that unions and collective bargaining are not economic culprits but are essential to long term, sustainable economic well being.

Card Check Is Not the Solution for Pension Mismanagement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

The union promise of jobs and better wages is deeply alluring, but their mechanism to securing them, so-called "card check," is fundamentally flawed.

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.

America's Middle Class Needs Right to Bargain, Secure Contracts -- Like CEOs Have

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When uninsured Wal-Mart workers get sick, American taxpayers foot the bill. They pay for coverage through Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor. That's what the Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, banks on.