In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
In response to stevegm's comment:
Chowda, the point was do your real life beliefs or biases in regards to Unions influence your choosing sides in the hockey dispute. Are pro Union people siding with the players and anti union folk with the owners.
I was part of a union for over 30 years of my life. So I normally side with the union when I see companies trying to take away from the workers.
How can I relate my experiences to a union where members have made millions of dollars ?
This not a union the way I know it. We struggled financially in situations like this.
I side with neither.
Not trying to be argumentive here, but it seems the above is a textbook example of what seems to be a guiding principle. The only thing different here, is the dollar signs. Should the volume of money, change what we consider to be right/wrong, good/bad?
Again, not looking to argue, just interested in your thoughts.
Sure why not ?
Last I heard over 130 players have gone to Europe to make decent money ( where's their guiding principals ? ). Others live in their expensive homes living off their big bank accounts waiting for a resolution not having to worry about looking for work to survive.
Guiding principles for the average worker during work stoppages are based on losing/having to sell their homes or look for another job to provide for their families.
Guiding principals for NHL players are not based on the same concerns.
People are trying to compare the two. The NHLPA and their negotiations should be compared to other professional sports and what they have done in recent negotiations. Not Joe Schmoe's union and their fight for average wages.
Two different animals because of .........yes........... the volume of money involved.
I was referring to your guiding principals, not theirs, and would suggest trying to keep your home while sufferring through a strike isn't about "values", but simply not being a part of the other 2%.
Anyway, I agree labour unions are much different than professional sport unions, in terms of their overall responsibilities.