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Re(1): Unfair labor practices

Posted on March 28, 2005 at 05:21:44 AM by TommyK

Bennett, that's exactly why the verbiage in this flyer did nothing to advance the player's cause. They didn't mention any specific examples of how they were being treated unfairly. The one example they point out is only getting 30 days notice that their contracts would not be renewed. Perhaps a longer notice period could have been negotiated in collective bargaining, but this is hardly an unfair labor practice.

As I recall, one of the player's chief gripes was that if they got injured playing jai-alai, they had no protection beyond the length of their current contract. I also remember hearing that they wanted better health care benefits for their families. Strangely enough, I don't remember pay being one of the issues they were complaining about.


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