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Well so is this little blonde calls marking the start of regular season the new normal for the NFL blood -- -- economic researcher for the American Enterprise Institute.
I first have to go through the numbers here because we're looking today -- yes and I -- basically were up about falling temperatures over the deal.
It has been offered to -- -- -- take a look at -- 7% salary increase.
They made about a 150000.
Last year and this is by the -- a part time job this is by no means an annual salary.
Retirement contributions -- -- time off medical and first class travel.
Why why why turn this down explain this to me.
What seems like the reps are pushing because they really want to.
There -- contrasts and they have this opportunity to bargain with the -- now.
This this deal be in place for a long time and you know for them it's a good deal -- to sort of want to extend a good deal what they have -- keep up with the standard possibly increases.
But do you think that the -- actually have a better argument now after what happened between the Seahawks and Packers -- call that everybody other television.
Could see -- a replacement -- could not do you think this helps our cause at all.
Well it looks like is that the -- have certainly gained a lot more bargaining power even death.
You know maybe they're not -- the right about the pension issue where things like that.
What -- at least done is shown that it's really hard to find good labor.
And to the extent that they are good labor.
They can provide the thing that the NFL needs and it's you know simple bargaining there let me ask you this do you think that the anger is misdirected because what we have -- now -- several -- being handed out.
To the teams -- to coaches because of the mistreatment of the rats.
You know granted may be some an atlas you know -- read that you know you look at the Broncos Coach.
The patriots Coach they're all getting you know find corporate tax on these guys do you think that that this anger is misdirected.
Well it seems interesting that you know the players union that has collectively bargain with the league for safety.
And there's a -- union that you know work out their contracts in the NFL has some sort of duty to these contracts to fulfill their side of the bargain and if they failed by not providing the working conditions that these.
Workers the players -- the coaches have come to expect and so.
It seems a little bit hypocritical for their league to then come out and say we can't be upset.
About you know these blown calls and these you know mixed reviews all those sorts of things Daniel doesn't make sense here that these that these guys have -- -- -- That they have a union does really make sense of the end of the day.
Well you know the over whether the unions good or bad.
The interesting thing is that the union is at least protected by US law which says that that -- an employer has to provide a safe working environment if they don't provide a safe working environment which is really with the -- -- -- -- -- first and foremost is to keep those players safe.
Then that union is empowered to you to watch over the resolution of that problem and so far the -- union and the players' union have both held their tongues really.
And not really gotten involved and that's -- dispute.
You know if you look at the amount of about -- loss especially on the -- -- we're talking a 150 million dollars granted some.
Boards agencies in the booking agencies -- coming -- and actually refunding because they say look you know it's like the proof is what you saw on television.
At the same time though do you thing that.
This is gonna make the owners look bad because they're the ones -- have so much of a financial stake in all -- the villains are losing if their team loses.
Based on about call.
Yeah I think what we're seeing now is that they're starting to be some tension on the owners because the owners are realizing that they're really damaging the NFL brand.
In the brand of the NFL's one that has been respected you know it's rocketed -- first duty to protect and -- -- shield.
He's not done a good job of dealing yet over the last few months and so I think the owners of -- get a little bit more upset about that -- really the numbers are on the side here you know.
Viewership of gains -- up attendance at games is up and the NFL isn't hurting with respect to revenue because of disrupting issue yet.
All right -- yet anyway all right Daniel thanks kid thank you appreciate it will want to know what all of Vietnam think about the whole bank.
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