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Saturday, July 16, 2005

nhl- Pay cut for Bob

from the Toronto Star, At least one NHL player believes union head Bob Goodenow should face the same 24 per cent salary rollback negotiated into the new collective bargaining agreement.
"If we have to take a 24 per cent pay cut, why shouldn't he," one Detroit Red Wings player said yesterday.
Several players contacted yesterday wavered on the question, or did not wish to get involved all together.
But Goodenow's salary — a reported $2.5 million (all figures U.S.) a year and one of the richest among union heads in North America — is expected to be a topic of discussion next Wednesday when NHL players descend on Toronto to vote on the new labour deal struck with the owners.
In fact, the players may even put the question to Goodenow directly: if it's good for the players, why shouldn't it be good for you?...continued...