Skip to comments.NFL players oppose right-to-work in Indiana
Posted on 01/06/2012 10:12:18 AM PST by jaydubya2
INDIANAPOLIS | As Indianapolis prepares to host the Super Bowl next month, the union of professional football players has condemned the push for an Indiana right-to-work law.
The NFL Players Association said in a statement Friday that right-to-work "is a political ploy designed to destroy basic workers' rights."
"It's the wrong priority for Indiana," the NFL players said.
The NFLPA did not threaten to boycott the Super Bowl or take any other direct action should Indiana enact a right-to-work law.
They reminded state lawmakers that success on the football field requires everyone to work together as a team.
"The Super Bowl should be a time to shine in the national spotlight and highlight the hard-working families that make Indiana run instead of launching political attacks on their basic rights," the players said.
Under a right-to-work law, non-union employees at a union workplace do not have to pay for union services they receive.
Supporters claim that policy will bring more jobs to Indiana, while opponents say the record in other states shows right-to-work reduces wages and benefits for all workers.
millionaire crybabys have suffered too many concussions to know up from down.
Note to NFL players:
Without jobs in Indiana which give the employer the right to be or not be union, there is NO ONE to buy tickets for your games.
I don’t believe the final statement is true - non union employees DO have to pay for union benefits they receive.
What right to work means is you don’t have to join a union in order to work at a particular location or trade.
I know a person who worked (in another state that is not right to work) under a provisional employment status. The provision was he would be “voted in” to the union. He was subsequently not “voted in” to the union, and thus lost his job.
Oh, yeah, sure they said that because all those working class families just fill the stadium.
The Super Bowl is almost EXACTLY opposite that.
So the ability to FORCE people to join a union is more of a "right" than the ability for a person to work FREELY without having to join a union or pay union dues? George Orwell, please pick up the white courtesy phone...
Boycott the NFL. Let them know what it really feels like when taxpayers decide you are just not worth it any more. Football is getting too many p***yboy rules anyway.
So lets have a true wage scale in the NFL just like every labor union. Oh but that’s different.
If you reduce wages and benefits that would attract more businesses. -tom
So Ocho Stinko has been on a personal Strike all season?
He should start his own team and call them the Wildcats.
Unions have NEVER been known to consider the effects of people who are not currently union members. Anyone not a member of the union is simply a threat to a job being held by a union member. Appeals to policies which would create more jobs for everyone usually falls on deaf ears. Remember that these are the folks who are sometimes willing to risk driving a company out of business in order to exact every last dime in wages FOR THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES.
Unions always stick together.
Blah, blah, blah (by the NFLPA). Do people have the right NOT to join a union (and still get a job), or don’t they? They need to STFU.
Do I read this right that pro football millionaires think their fun and games should not be over ridden by real societal considerations? If so these guys show their true colors as unworthy of the patronage that pays them. I like to watch pro football but can do without if confronted with other forced choices.
Limousine liberal pigs.
So guaranteeing people the RIGHT TO WORK is depriving them of the rights!!! The logic of the left never ceases to amaze, does it!
Of course, right to work actually means no unions and therefore no union PENSION FUNDS from which to make huge campaign contributions to Democrats!
You know what? SCREW the NFL. I’m done. None of those bastards are worth a fraction of what a good engineer or construction laborer or accountant provides to his fellow Americans. We make them multimillionaires to continue playing a game most of us played as children, and for what? What good are they? There are better uses for my time than watching those apes.
The NFL Players Association said in a statement Friday that right-to-work “is a political ploy designed to destroy basic workers’ rights.”
Is it just me or does the above sentence make these people sound like idiots?
The right to work destroys workers rights??????
What it destroys is the unions ability to profit on the backs of those that actually work.........
The entire Dallas Cowboys secondary was on strike all year.
If everybody is working together as a team, there’s no need for a union. If they aren’t, a union will just create an adversarial war.
Nobody needs a union.
I not interested in the opinion of someone who wears pink shoes, pink gloves and a pink towel. Call me when you man up.