Got a link to verify Fehr rejecting it in spite of the majority of fans and players liking it?
I can't find this article, but I'm pretty sure it was published on yahoo's nhl page.
At the time, most of writes/talking heads indicated similar opinion.
Because the biggest problem facing the league is not player salary but the financial disparity between large and small franchises. That's not the same as them losing money. The union's propsal, while far from perfect, actually acknowledges that disparity problem and tries to address it. The league's proposals involve just taking more from the players.
Who are running the league, teams? Don Fehr, players? No. Bettman, owners, managers? Yes.
Who has means to solve business problems? Don Fehr, players? No. Bettman, owners, managers? Yes.
The section I bolded has nothing do to with the NHL's and NHLPA's CBA negotiation or the lockout, which is the topic of this thread.
Though it does demonstrate that your opinion is based mostly on your hatred for unions and not what's actually transpiring in this lockout.
No. I kept on the topic. In this post, I was answering the following question:
Are you aware what the purpose of a union is? Foremost, it's the protection of it's membership ...
And I gave an example of protecting membership on somebody esle's expense. All unions have a lot in common.
And, yes, I don't like unions in general. This lockout is one more (one too many, actually) prove that my dislike has some ground.
Many talks about so well established purpose of unions
in profesional sport, but few tried to elaborate...
The players just want to keep what they already have and what they were contractually promised. Its the owners that want more money.
And the league has reasons to believe, it is impossible to have viable business with current level of expenses.