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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:53 PM

Union leader files charges saying Jerry Jones violated Federal Law with anthem ban

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sports-business/2017/10/10/union-leader-tells-jerry-jones-stay-lane-amid-anthem-dispute#_ga=2.153133936.994279940.1507689385-726991477.1507689385

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly threatened to bench players that opt to kneel when the anthem is played at the beginning of the games. “If we are disrespecting the flag then we won't play. Period,” he told the news media after Sunday’s game. “We're going to respect the flag.”

That’s a violation of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, according to the Local 100 United Labor Unions, which represents workers in the southeastern states of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

On Tuesday, the group filed a charge with the Fort Worth office of the National Labor Relations Board, saying Jones’ public statements attempt to threaten, coerce and intimidate team members.

“The law is the law. And it’s against the law to threaten someone’s job,” said chief organizer, Wade Rathke. “Mr. Jones is way, way, way out of line here. And he needs to get back in his lane.”

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"We were just very offended that someone could so brazenly attempt to take away workers rights and with impunity threaten jobs. That's just offensive to any American."

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Reply Union leader files charges saying Jerry Jones violated Federal Law with anthem ban (Original post)
Maraya1969 Oct 2017 OP
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Wounded Bear Oct 2017 #3
PearliePoo2 Oct 2017 #4
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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:56 PM

1. Wouldn't this be something

for the NFLPA to take up? Does the ULU even have standing?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:57 PM

2. Good!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:59 PM

3. We'll see, but the NLRB has been hamstrung by Repubs for years upon years...

What I would love to see is the players go out and kneel and fucking dare JJ to forfeit the game by benching all of them.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 04:00 AM

4. That's what I was thinking too! Man, I hope they do it.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:02 PM

5. Me too. If everyone took a knee he'd have to cancel the game

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