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NFL players oppose right-to-work in Indiana
nwitimes ^ | Friday, January 6, 2012 | Dan Carden

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: jobs; right; unions; work

1 posted on 01/06/2012 10:12:20 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

millionaire crybabys have suffered too many concussions to know up from down.


2 posted on 01/06/2012 10:15:05 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: jaydubya2

Note to NFL players:

BUTT OUT!!!!!

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.


3 posted on 01/06/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: jaydubya2

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.


4 posted on 01/06/2012 10:17:34 AM PST by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
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millionaire crybabys have suffered too many concussions to know up from down.

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5 posted on 01/06/2012 10:20:11 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
this is funny: 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.

Oh, yeah, sure they said that because all those working class families just fill the stadium.

The Super Bowl is almost EXACTLY opposite that.

6 posted on 01/06/2012 10:21:48 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: jaydubya2
"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.

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...

7 posted on 01/06/2012 10:22:55 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: jaydubya2

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.


8 posted on 01/06/2012 10:24:04 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: jaydubya2

So lets have a true wage scale in the NFL just like every labor union. Oh but that’s different.


9 posted on 01/06/2012 10:24:37 AM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: msrngtp2002
"I don’t believe the final statement is true - non union employees DO have to pay for union benefits they receive."

You're correct, they're called "agency fee payers", they pay lower union dues and cannot vote in union elections.

The unions call these people "freeloaders" and say they don't pay any dues at all but still get union benifits. The unions are misrepresenting this fact.
10 posted on 01/06/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2
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.

If you reduce wages and benefits that would attract more businesses. -tom

11 posted on 01/06/2012 10:27:05 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: tractorman

So Ocho Stinko has been on a personal Strike all season?


12 posted on 01/06/2012 10:28:09 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

He should start his own team and call them the Wildcats.


13 posted on 01/06/2012 10:30:03 AM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Capt. Tom

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.


14 posted on 01/06/2012 10:38:02 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: jaydubya2
NFL bunch of sycophant losers.
15 posted on 01/06/2012 10:52:48 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: jaydubya2

Unions always stick together.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 10:58:10 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: jaydubya2

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.


17 posted on 01/06/2012 11:00:40 AM PST by pogo101
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To: jaydubya2

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.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 11:36:45 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: jaydubya2

Limousine liberal pigs.


19 posted on 01/06/2012 11:38:51 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jaydubya2

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!


20 posted on 01/06/2012 11:42:16 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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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.


21 posted on 01/06/2012 12:05:02 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: jaydubya2

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.........


22 posted on 01/06/2012 1:24:53 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: massgopguy

The entire Dallas Cowboys secondary was on strike all year.


23 posted on 01/06/2012 1:26:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jaydubya2

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.


24 posted on 01/06/2012 1:49:06 PM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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Dear NFLPA,

I not interested in the opinion of someone who wears pink shoes, pink gloves and a pink towel. Call me when you man up.

Pan_Yan


25 posted on 01/06/2012 1:56:34 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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