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Players must pull together

Union in transition but issues won't wait

Gene Upshaw's death was a blow to the NFLPA, but he left things in good order. Gene Upshaw's death was a blow to the NFLPA, but he left things in good order. (File/paul sancya/Associated Press)
By Mike Reiss
Globe Staff / August 24, 2008

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Gene Upshaw's plan was to stage one more labor fight on behalf of the football players he represented over three decades before ensuring a smooth transition to a new executive director. His death last Wednesday, of pancreatic cancer, has altered the picture in a major way. (Full article: 2241 words)

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