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NHL files suit; NHLPA says it’s without merit

Posted By Carp On December 14, 2012 @ 8:59 pm In Hockey,Lockout,New York Rangers,NHL | 109 Comments

This stuff is way over my head, to be perfectly honest.

From the NHL:

NHL FILES CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT IN FEDERAL COURT

                AND UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE WITH NLRB

NEW YORK (December 14, 2012)—Today, in response to information

indicating that NHL Players have or will be asked to vote to authorize the

National Hockey League Players’ Association’s Executive Board to proceed to

“disclaim interest” in continuing to represent the Players in collective

bargaining, the National Hockey League filed a Class Action Complaint in

Federal Court in New York seeking a Declaration confirming the ongoing

legality of the lockout.

Simultaneously with the filing of its Complaint, the NHL also filed

an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the National Labor Relations Board

alleging that by threatening to “disclaim interest,” the NHLPA has engaged

in an unlawful subversion of the collective bargaining process and conduct

that constitutes bad faith bargaining under the National Labor Relations

Act.

From the NHLPA:

NHLPA Statement Regarding NHL’s Complaint and Unfair Labor Practice Charge

TORONTO (December 14, 2012): Statement from the NHLPA regarding NHL’s Class Action Complaint and Unfair Labor Practice Charge:

“The NHLPA has just received a copy of the National Labor Relations Board charge and has not yet been served with the lawsuit.  However, based on what we’ve learned so far, the NHL appears to be arguing that Players should be stopped from even considering their right to decide whether or not to be represented by a union.  We believe that their position is completely without merit.”

 


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