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Report: LeBron James ‘mulling a bid’ for players union’s presidency

Report: LeBron James ‘mulling a bid’ for players union’s presidency | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
We’re going to start this off the way the original story from Jason Whitlock at Fox Sports.com should have, and that’s by stating the obvious: It’s extremely unlikely LeBron James would seek the presidency of the players union now, or at any time...
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Lebron James has been thinking of becoming the Union's new president. While that's great for him to be looking to make a difference outside of the sport it will be unlikely to happen. Since James is in his prime ,the time committment would be too great of an issue. To others this could be a human resource issue and a hiring. James might be qualified for the position, but he would need to be able to put in the work.

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Players' union files appeal of A-Rod's suspension

Players' union files appeal of A-Rod's suspension | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension
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MLB Player's Association appealed Alex Rodriguez's suspension and it now will go to an indepedent arbitrator. The Union head said the punishment for A-Rod was way out of line. A-Rod now is back playing for Chicago and many fans booed at his return. His punishment began last Thursday, but he is allowed to play until the grievance is heard by the arbitator. 

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Ben Shapiro - How Players Unions Are Killing Sports

Ben Shapiro - How Players Unions Are Killing Sports | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
This year, we may not get to see Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers play. The people of Italy probably will.
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This article was written when the lockout was taking place. States that players unions are why ticket costs to get into the games are so high and are why you pay $7 for a beer at a game. Explains that the lockout was because the end of the collective bargaining agreement was coming and players didn't agree with things in that agreement. This was a big managment issue, they had to negotitate in order to make every side happy and try to end the lockout.

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No Seat at Table for Soccer Players’ Union

No Seat at Table for Soccer Players’ Union | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
Theo Van Seggelen, the general secretary of FIFPro, said a shift of date to a winter World Cup in 2022 would raise a host of potential concerns for his group.
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Theo van Seggelen, who is the general secretary of FIFPro, the worldwide soccer players union provides his concerns on having the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With Qatar already spending a ton of money it would be almost impossible for them to change the location. They are worried about having a midseason tournament because this could lead to crammed season schedules and put too much of a demand on the players. Managment wise he took his concerns to the FIFA committee and they will vote on the final decision. 

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Rugby union could face NFL-style lawsuit on concussion – neuroscientist

Rugby union could face NFL-style lawsuit on concussion – neuroscientist | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
Rugby union faces prospect of NFL-style lawsuit due to long-term impact of concussions, according to a leading British neuroscientist
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Rugby unions are now facing lawsuit such as the NFL for concussion's. The international Rugby board was accussed by a former medical advisor of failing to take concussion injuries seriously. If they do nothing they risk a lawsuit and they risk losing players to rugby becuase of injuries. 

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Union investigating Bucs for MRSA cover-up

The MRSA infection that hit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' facility last month is under official review that could result in the players' union filing an Article 50 violation under the collective bargaining agreement.
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The Player's Union is investigating Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their MRSA outbreak in August. They may have violated the collective bargaining agreement and be fined for trying to cover-up an issue. It may have been that the faculty did not communicate to the players in a timely fashion before the outbreak spread. They are also trying to cut their kicker and offering to pay him a settlement for being hospitalized for the outbreak. This could cause a whole mess of probelms for managment including all kids of ethical issues and player safety.

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NFL Players Union picks the wrong fight with Aaron Hernandez grievance

NFL Players Union picks the wrong fight with Aaron Hernandez grievance | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
By taking this defense, the union hurts its own credibility.
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The NFL Players Union filed a grievance, hoping to force the Patriots to pay Aaaron Hernandez $82,000 dollars for offseason workouts. The author is concerned that with unions backing up some of their least derserving members can lead to everyone thinking they will back up just about anyone. Managment of NFL needs to take a look at how this is coming across to the public. Since the public has such a huge impact people can begin to question the NFL's intentions as a whole. 

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Getting sports unions involve one step to help fix college sports | SI.com

Getting sports unions involve one step to help fix college sports | SI.com | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
As the debate over whether to pay college athletes grows louder and more intense, this is the time to consider a different approach: allowing college athletes membership into sports unions.
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It's no secret that there are many different oppinions when it comes to College athletes and whether or not they should be paid. This article highlighted some of the negative aspects about being a college athlete like, having to sign a 4 year contract that permantly ties you to that University and most schools give scholarships on a year to year basis. Suggested allowing athletes to take part in unions so that they could negotiate and express their concerns. 



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The Super Bowl, professional football and union busting

The Super Bowl, professional football and union busting | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
It should come as little surprise to football fans of all political persuasions to learn that the NFL players association is condemning Republicans in Indiana for trying to gouge the rights of unions and workers in the state.
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This article made me realize how much of a say Union's have in the sports world. The player's union for the NFL created a Disability board to support players who had been affected by brain injuries due to their football careers. Now the NFL players association is condemining republicans in Indiana for trying to take away rights of unions and workers in that state. Management wise for Indiana as a whole not having unions would greatly affect their economy and make a lot of middle class, or lower people very angry. The big companies who were looking to back this plan up would need to think very hard about the benefits of unions. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rugby: Four unions in talks to take over Super 15 franchises - Sport - NZ Herald News

Rugby: Four unions in talks to take over Super 15 franchises - Sport - NZ Herald News | Sport Management: Knisley, L | Scoop.it
The New Zealand Rugby Union have begun negotiations with four provincial unions about managing and operating four of New Zealand's five Super 15 franchises.

Via Anthony Burke
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Managment decision for the New Zealand Rugby Union as a whole to branch out and have four seperart unions asigned to four of the biggest teams in Rugby. A new constitution is being drawn and decisions on selecting coaches and players are being revamped.  This is a major move for managment of New Zealand Rugby to try this big leap of faith and see if it works in their favor. 

 

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