John Mara pissed at the union Dan Leberfeld
Giants co-owner John Mara is really ticked off at the union’s attitude.
“I’ve been here for the better part of two weeks now, and essentially during that two-week period the union’ s position on the core economic issues has not changed one iota,” Mara said. “Their position has quite literally been ‘take it or leave it’ and in effect they have been at the same position since last September.
“We made an offer to them today to basically split the difference between the two sides. We made that approximately at 12:00 pm and at 4:00 pm they came back and said it was insufficient and they have apparently decided to decertify.
“One thing that became painfully apparent to me during this period was that their objective was to go the litigation route. I believe they think it gives them the best leverage. I never really got the feeling in the past weeks that they were serious about negotiating. And it’s unfortunate because that’s not what collective bargaining is all about.
“I think eventually we’ll be back at the table, but unfortunately now we will have to go through this process where we are in court.”