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NHL Considers Lawsuit as Players Mull Disbanding Union

The National Hockey League pressed a legal case against the players union on Friday amid talk players would vote to disband the union as a tactic in the money dispute that has shut down the NHL.

Club owners filed a complaint against the players union in federal court and an unfair practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board after being told players would be asked to vote to “disclaim interest” in the union.

US anti-trust laws prevent locking out employees who do not belong to a union, but if they decertify the union, it allows players to file anti-trust lawsuits against owners, a potential major financial hit to the owners.

Source: AFP. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sarah Conner||

    Unions dying all over the place. Good times.

  • JeremyR||

    Not the union's fault. The owners gave players crazy contracts, realized it was a mistake, and locked the players out.

    But they signed the contracts. No one put a gun to the owners heads. They should live up to them.

  • ||

    WOW!!! No hockey. Is that no womens no water polo?