According to today’s Boston Globe and SI.com, contract negotiations between the NBA referees’ union and the NBA have broken down. A lockout appears “imminent and unavoidable” in the words of the union’s chief negotiator.
Back in 1995 when there was a lockout, replacement referees were used. How does the Celtics’ co-owner Steve Pagliuca feel about the potential use of scab referees? There’s plenty of room for all types in the Democratic party, but at a minimum, a candidate for our party’s nomination for Senate should be against the use of scab labor.