Reprinted from WBAP on October 10, 2017. It is unattributed.
Charges have been filed against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to the National Labor Relations Board in Fort Worth, after he made statements threatening to bench players who did not stand for the national anthem.
The United Labor Union’s Wade Rathke filed the charge against Jones, claiming the team owner violated the National Labor Relations Act.
“Benching would be a disciplinary act which would prevent them from working and would be a punishment in everything that I have heard Jones say,” he said.
In a statement, Rathke wrote that several NFL officials, owners and coaches have “established the player’s right to protest and act concertedly at their workplace, which is the playing field, and Jones, in violation of the Act, is attempting to prevent them from doing so and furthermore threatening to take away their livelihood.” ….