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    Breaking NFLRA & NFL close to deal, refs could be on field as early as this weekend

    The NFL and the NFL Referees Association made enough progress in negotiations Tuesday night that the possibility of the locked-out officials returning in time to work this week's games has been discussed, according to sources on both sides.
    An agreement in principle is at hand, according to one source familiar to talks, although NFL owners have postured with a "no more compromise" stance.
    Although league sources said it would take a week to get the locked-out officials on the field, the NFLRA says its 121 referees have been trained on the new rules implemented last season, have already passed physicals or are prepared to pass physicals immediately. New official game uniforms designed by Nike are "hardly an obstacle," according to a source.
    Both sides have made concessions on previous sticking points such as a taxi squad of 21 new officials and pension plans that sources say the final meaningful hurdle is, as one source said, "about a little more money."
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8427652/locked-nfl-referees-return-early-week-sources


    ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that an agreement between the NFL and NFLRA is at hand.

    With a deal in principle reached Wednesday morning, the regular officials could be back as soon as this week. All it took was one of the worst calls in league history in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. The issue will hopefully be put to bed now.


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    I heard the ref's demands only would cost the NFL $3 million/year. That is such a small amount in a $9 billion business. I am sure Jerry Jones and the other big wig's could call their local bank and have them cut a check for this amount in five minutes flat. I think the refs want a guaranteed pension, and not just a 401K. Maybe just make the refs full-time year round employees. I think they make $150,000 as part-timers....that is great money for working just 16 to 20 games a year. I miss Ed Hochuli showing off his guns.
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    I heard the ref's demands only would cost the NFL $3 million. That is such a small amount in a $9 billion business.
    I know such a joke, the NFL grosses close to $10 billion and that number is growing but they cant afford pensions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phinatic1399 View Post
    I know such a joke, the NFL grosses close to $10 billion and that number is growing but they cant afford pensions?
    The refs asking for a pension is a flat-out JOKE. What kind of successful business do you know just pisses away money?

    These refs work PART-TIME and want a pension. A pension that THEY DON'T HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO.

    Name a company that offers that for even FULL-TIME employee.

    Yeah...I'll wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCane View Post
    The refs asking for a pension is a flat-out JOKE. What kind of successful business do you know just pisses away money?

    These refs work PART-TIME and want a pension. A pension that THEY DON'T HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO.

    Name a company that offers that for even FULL-TIME employee.

    Yeah...I'll wait.
    Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines(for now) all offer several defined pension plans, and I'm sure you would consider our schedule part time because I average 15.5 days off in a normal month and in a vacation week run into a month off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flynryan15 View Post
    Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines(for now) all offer several defined pension plans, and I'm sure you would consider our schedule part time because I average 15.5 days off in a normal month and in a vacation week run into a month off.
    Aren't these gaurenteed pensions bankrupting the Airlines, the car companies, state governments. Paying people a salary every year even after they retire. Never understood that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTY View Post
    Aren't these gaurenteed pensions bankrupting the Airlines, the car companies, state governments. Paying people a salary every year even after they retire. Never understood that one...
    Yeap lol. Noticed Southwest wasn't on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTY View Post
    Aren't these gaurenteed pensions bankrupting the Airlines, the car companies, state governments. Paying people a salary every year even after they retire. Never understood that one...
    It's not the sole reason, but it's a huge part of the problem. As life expectancy increases across the board, then the amount of money required to fund pensions for retired employees increases at a staggering rate. You can't simply push back the retirement age because the employee unions will revolt -- never mind that having an aged workforce presents its own problems -- and having to fund burgeoning pensions means that you need to cut costs elsewhere. Typically, the first place those costs are cut is from the pockets of the employees who aren't yet collecting benefits.

    Unions have their place, but there is a reason that the most heavily unionized industries in America are also the ones suffering the most during hard economic times. They simply can't compete on cost due to obligations that came about because management decided not to play hardball with an employee union twenty, thirty, or even fifty years ago.

    People love to **** on 'management' as the root of all problems, but the simple fact is that when GM collapsed in 2008, the average fixed cost per car produced was about $2,000.00 higher than it was for Toyota and Nissan, and if you bother to examine the cost breakdown, well, let's just say the UAW has been damn successful at the negotiating table.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flynryan15 View Post
    Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines(for now) all offer several defined pension plans, and I'm sure you would consider our schedule part time because I average 15.5 days off in a normal month and in a vacation week run into a month off.

    um yea. because the airlines are a model for financial stability. saying "the airlines do it" is exactly why the nfl shouldnt fall for this scheme.
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