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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 10, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 24 Pacific stars and stripes ports jul november 1982 cracks in player Union Solidarity new York a National football league on strike for 49 didst take too kindly monday to the latest management Council contract calling it an insult and but cracks did appear in the unions who have missed seven game checks and Are All but assured of missing an eighth and perhaps the rest of them this year were briefed on the owners 75page handed to the Union shortly before the negotiations collapsed saturday strike update by the associated press Day 49 games called off 98 games cancelled 70 sides differ to whether any games Are necessarily this number refers to the number of games that would have to be cancelled to continue the season with no Extension Progress of the negotiations negotiations collapsed saturday night after mediator Sam Kagel said he was going Home in frustration and manage ments negotiators walked the play ers negotiators said they would stay in new York in Hopes the talks could re but no further bargaining was and Jim a spokesman for the owners nil management coun said they were chances for settlement the season is in serious Miller at some you have to lose the one Union Leader said the owners had in effect cancelled the seven weekends 98 games have been wiped out since seven weekends of the original schedule management sources have said one of the leagues options is to let the rest of the season dwindle away and try to Start fresh in 1983 with whomever shows up to play under the owners differences Miller has said that the sides Are million apart in 1983 and million apart in the Union is seeking a billion con Union officials have said that any agreement would have to include an immediate and substantial wage protect older players from being Cut for economic provide performance and incentive eliminate wage in Money lost so far the strike has Cost both sides nearly million through seven league officials have said the 28 teams Are losing about million for each week the strike con Union officials report wages lost during the strike amount to million a the average player in the league average salary according to the Union will have lost in pay by next weekend if the strike after the first two weeks of the the nil received no Revenue from the three major television the own ers Are counting those two extra weeks of to Money As a loss because it is an and Vance against next years television Mon cities where games Are scheduled Are estimated to be losing million a week in hotel and restaurant Revenue with concessionaires losing an additional Mil lion a Union chief de Garvey insists the management Council is illegally attempting to negotiate directly with the players rather than through the Union by sending the proposal to the Many getting their first look at the said they didst like what they they would rather see the season go Down the new York giants player representative Beasley Reece said of 34 of his All they had to do was look at the they know exactly whats on the and they also know what they i wanted to conduct a secret vote and they threw the ballots Back at they threw the ballots on the a change of heart and a lot of Guys were going into that meeting ready to vote for any proposal management said giants quarterback Scott no matter what it they wanted to get Back to but after we went Over we decided that their offer was almost in new 25 saints players met at the teams training Camp player rep Russell Erxleben said he would not announce the results until the remaining 24 players could be during the saints club owner John Mecom said we Are sitting Here in a High level of we want to get some thing and so do the were making heroes out of a Bunch of lawyers and negotiators instead of the Young men on the playing in about 40 members of the Falcons met to review the there was total reject said Mike Atlanta player they were blabber insulted by the they were mostly upset by the Legal inequities in the i dont know if i can get that specific right now on what those Are because i dont have permission he also said he had spoken by phone to several other teammates unable to attend the meeting and they were against the present see Page 20 the striking nil players have time on their hands and Mike Ozdowski of the Baltimore Colts Pinch hits As a bartender in new Ozdowski serves pm up at the Summit hotel restaurant As a Way of showing appreciation to the staff and management of the hotel where the strike talks were held Between players and owners Ozdowski sums up the impasse one Side or the other is going to have to a Garvey sees season decision s 919 n new York a Union chief de the Point Man in the 48dayold National football league players said sunday the future of the 1982 season could be decided in the next three i think we will set up a meeting with Jack the owners chief negotiator and one or two others within the next three Garvey i think someone will have to put a Deal together and then see if it flys with us and it flys with i dont say it will be an easy sell but it will the unions executive director said he held Little Hope that another formal round of negotiations would be following the breaking off of talks saturday i think we Are beyond that Garvey private meeting interviewed sunday in the 18th floor suite of the Summit hotel that has served As the striking unions Headquarters since the last round of negotiations began Garvey said he expected the private meeting to take place soon after the players disavow the owners latest contract referring specifically to the own ers plans to make available to the members a summary of the contract offer rejected last week by the player Garvey said this will be settled As soon As this current shot clearly when the owners finally understand the players Are not i think the forces of moderation will take Over from those who have wanted to bust the managements five year proposed contract includes an immediate Bonus of up to to All players who Are vested upon the resumption of the 1982 a minimum wage scale beginning at for rookies and increasing by in annual increments to a top of new incentive and performance a Severance plan and increased pension and other the player representatives rejected the plan after reviewing loopholes in the Fine the major complaints the player reps major complaints were 1982 Bonus Money would not be paid until after a player passes a physical after the strike and is reinstated player Cut after the strike and later resigned wont be eligible for Bonus Money Prospect that players on the injured Reserve list 112 could be Cut when the season resumes and would not be eligible for Bonus 800 players not vested under the pension plan would not receive see Page 20 pied Garvey

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