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Old September 27 2012, 07:40 PM   #296
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

Pegaritaville wrote: View Post
Sounds like the new agreement gives the refs pretty much what they were asking for.
Almost, but not quite. The NFL now has the power to hire officials (the number of which can be determined by the league) on a full-time basis, meaning said officials would have to give up their second jobs. Also, any new officials will not be eligible for pensions, but rather will have 401(k) plans, and existing officials only have until 2016 to accrue service time towards their pensions. That last part means the NFLRA made a deal that helps its existing members, but gives a shitty hand to future members (not unlike the new MLB CBA).
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