Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/6/14
With the owners and players having come to terms on a five-year labor agreement that will ensure 21 years of labor peace, it's apparent the price paid during the 1994 work stoppage, which wiped out the postseason and delayed the start of the 1995 season, had a positive impact. Its tough to say the labor battle back then was worth it, but it certainly has made life better. It's a lesson the NBA could well learn from, and one the NHL most likely will learn first hand a year from now when former Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Don Fehr undertakes his first labor negotiation for NHL players. Not only is baseball facing two decades without a work stoppage after suffering through eight work stoppages since 1972, but the owners and players haven't even pushed the envelope in their negotiations. The new deals have been in place before the old deals expired. Common sense has prevailed. In professional sports, both sides have too much to lose. A key for baseb...
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