Salary Caps (Was Re: *READ* If You're Opiniated

Salary Caps (Was Re: *READ* If You're Opiniated

Post by Sherri Nicho » Sat, 26 Mar 1994 08:26:58



Quote:
>OK, I'll ask the obvious question.  What do pro sports team owners have
>to do to remove the question of honesty with regard to how much revenue
>they take in?

Open the books.

Sherri Nichols

 
 
 

Salary Caps (Was Re: *READ* If You're Opiniated

Post by Scott R. Sus » Sat, 26 Mar 1994 22:56:17


|> >OK, I'll ask the obvious question.  What do pro sports team owners have
|> >to do to remove the question of honesty with regard to how much revenue
|> >they take in?
|>
|> Open the books.
|>

Without launching into a "tirade" about this solution -- am I the only
one who has a problem with employees having complete access to their
employer's accounting records to determine what their salary/benefits
should be ???  Other than publicly owned companies which produce annual
reports, how many employees get to look at their employer's books (and
baseball team's are privately owned, as are most businesses) ???

SRS
--
Scott Susor *** Houston Texas
"Its good to be the King ..."

 
 
 

Salary Caps (Was Re: *READ* If You're Opiniated

Post by Scott R. Sus » Sat, 26 Mar 1994 23:01:21



|> >>OK, I'll ask the obvious question.  What do pro sports team owners have
|> >>to do to remove the question of honesty with regard to how much revenue
|> >>they take in?
|> >Open the books.
|>
|> Or at least stop getting periodically caught in lying about their
|> financial state.
|> Though I agree, opening their books would be better. If they want
|> concession (like a salary cap) from the players, they should be
|> prepared to include this in the things they're giving in return.
|>

A "partnership" arrangement, as opposed to the inherent adversarial
relationship of employer/employees ???  Sounds great to me!

Would the owners get the same rights as the players to band together
in an "owner's union" (i.e. legal collusion) ???

SRS
--
Scott Susor *** Houston Texas
"Its good to be the King ..."

 
 
 

Salary Caps (Was Re: *READ* If You're Opiniated

Post by Sherri Nicho » Sun, 27 Mar 1994 02:09:35


Quote:
>Without launching into a "tirade" about this solution -- am I the only
>one who has a problem with employees having complete access to their
>employer's accounting records to determine what their salary/benefits
>should be ???  Other than publicly owned companies which produce annual
>reports, how many employees get to look at their employer's books (and
>baseball team's are privately owned, as are most businesses) ???

*IF* the owners want a salary cap, *THEN* I think they should open their
books.  *IF* the owners want concesions in the CBA due to economic
hardship, *THEN* I think they should open the books (and indeed, they are
required to do so in such a circumstance by the NLRB).

I'm not proposing this as a solution for baseball.  I'm opposed to a salary
cap.  I'm answering your question, which was "what do the owners have to do
to remove the question of honesty with regard to how much revenue they
take in?".  Opening the books would solve *that* problem.

Sherri Nichols