As the NFL Players Association anticipates a potential lockout, Jets players and DeMaurice Smith (NFLPA executive director) met with UNITE HERE Local 100 members on September 23. Bill Granfield, Local 100 president, said Smith had been meeting with stadium workers all over the country because they will be just as affected by a lockout as team employees.
"Every labor union in the country has come out and indicated that this game is bigger than the hash marks," Smith said. He said that owners often talk about jobs as new stadiums are being built, and that those same jobs will be in jeopardy if there is a lockout. Click here to read more.
Watch the video below about UNITE HERE members in solidarity with the NFL Players’ Association.