Links Round-up: COVID-19 March Edition

The links round-up post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The on-ice world is at a standstill, so we will be running these bi-weekly rather than weekly. COVID-19 Related Stories Russian Machine Never Breaks has done a fantastic job tracking which NHL owners are paying their employees during the league’s…

Boycott? Strike? What exactly is the PWHPA doing?

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer ici. “Labor’s two great weapons in industrial competition are the strike and the boycott.” (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) From the moment #ForTheGame was announced on May 2nd, 2019, the term “boycott” was quickly deployed to describe the PWHPA’s actions. Outlets from the National Post to Sportsnet, and Sports Illustrated to The Athletic have…

Boycott? Grève? Que fait la PWHPA exactement?

For the English version click here. « Les deux grandes armes du travail dans la compétition industrielle sont la grève et le boycott. » (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) Du moment où #ForTheGame a été annoncé le 2 mai 2019, le terme « boycott » a été rapidement employé pour décrire les actions de la PWHPA. Du National Post à…

What if…we always talked about players as employees?

In light of the recent announcement made by representatives from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL to better protect the labour rights of athletes, I wonder how the language we use to talk about athletes as players and teams as families contributes to the inability for athletes to collectively enhance their work conditions. You and I…