Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Labor Union Files Complaint Against Jerry Jones Over National Anthem Stance

Labor Union Files Complaint Against Jerry Jones Over National Anthem Stance

"Understand? We will not ... if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

The "Glory" MC also says players should be able to kneel for what they believe in, and even makes reference to the poem that the National Anthem is based on, which makes a mention of slavery.

But it still appeared a departure from Jones's previous stance displayed earlier this season, when he knelt along with the Cowboys players prior to the anthem, before a game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale on September 26 on Monday Night Football. "Understand? We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

"The game ops manual has an ambiguity being used for those who don't want to enforce it- the word "should" stand for anthem is their ambiguity- but how can it be ambiguous when it cites the potential penalties of fines, suspension or loss of draft picks for failing to adhere?"

FRISCO, Texas - Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a complaint against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, alleging owner and general manager Jerry Jones has violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening players if they choose not to stand for the national anthem.


So far no response from the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones said Trump reminded him of the league's game operations manual, according to Mortensen. "We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the (NFL) and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag".

The union says Jones' is attempting to change working conditions and creating a hostile work environment for the players. We are trying to send Mr. Jones a message that there is a law here.

"This is a workplace issue".

According to Jones, the Cowboys should be a break from the news. Kaepernick said he did so to protest the oppression of black people and people of color.

"And I think it's incumbent upon the players today, because of how the public is looking at it, to really stand and really salute the flag".

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