Put leadership on ice

Do we rally need unions in sports leagues? In my view, it’s about as logical as giving the right to strike to teachers and nurses

he NHL/NHLPA dispute drags on and on. Now U.S. federal mediators are lined up to bring some sanity back into the equation — perhaps.

How about trying something really novel and productive, run off Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr and I bet a set of season tickets that you would have a settlement in no time.

It may seem ingenuous, but do we rally need unions in sports leagues?  In my view, it’s about as logical as giving the right to strike to teachers and nurses.

In fact, I would dare to say that in any situation where innocent nonparticipants are, through no fault of their own, impacted by nonsensical labour actions, a time limit should apply to get back to work.

Paul Crossley

 

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