DIGNITY AFTER FOOTBALL

Mission:

“DIGNITY AFTER FOOTBALL” is an organization committed to giving a voice to past heroes of the NFL and to finally restoring dignity to the lives of thousands of disabled and under-pensioned former players. We are working with Congress and hopefully current players. We plan to unite with, and compliment Bruce Laird's Fourth and Goal and Gridiron Greats ; (don't forget the new DavePear.com) to help them carry the load, and to move our cause forward in new ways.

A lot of changes have happened since we first launched, we believe this and other sites are winning the war for us..but there is a lot of fighting left to do.

We have heard from you fellow retirees loud and clear, we will give you a rallying banner and public forum for thousands of yet-unheard from former players, especially in the western half of the U.S.  


 

Objectives:

To “SHINE THE LIGHT” on the problem the NFL pays millions a year to keep in the dark, the suffering of the men who built the league. The one thing the NFL cannot endure is the light of day shining on their shady benefits operations! The best way to shine the light is to keep telling our truths, tell ALL our stories en masse. DAF will be a grass roots effort, encouraging local chapters and your own activity with legislators and media.

Too many men are suffering today, the NFL’s “Delay, Deny, and Hope We Die” strategy is not just a motto, it is the truth. DAF seeks to find the quickest solution to this problem, to reverse unjust disability claims denials. And to dramatically increase pensions that are below poverty level.

Dignity After Football!!!!


UPDATE: AFL-CIO watchdog group calls Upshaw "Overpaid and Hypocritcal" at $2.4 million now he pays himself $20.4 million.

The AFL-CIO Center for Union Facts condemned the NFLPA's Upshaw for his understated compensation of $2,400,000 in 2006. I have just informed them of Upshaw's LM2 Dept of Labor report verified 2007 compensation of $10,400,000 with another $10,000,000 in deferred income coming for a record total of $20,400,000 if he leaves today without being fired for just cause. The NFLPA 10 man Executive Committee should be fired immediately for rubber stamping this outrageous abusive union manipulation, along with every team union Player Representative. Upshaw and his insider crony's cabal use $900 per hour lawyers (Condon, Kessler(s), Berthelson, Yablonski, Depaso, etc) to play the NFLPA "democracy" like a piano, with all of them collecting millions from union and Players Inc funds. The NFLPA is the only union in the world built on the 3.4 year careers of vane naive adolescence members who scorn education with more than 50% turning their backs on completing college even though it is paid for through scholarships. This is a union labor's most perfect recipe for corruption.  

If I were to run for Executive Director In addition to giving the Executive Director's $20.4 million back to the disabled players, dire needs players, and increase retirement benefits for ALL players and I would recover all the money possible from Upshaw and the attorneys and his crony's and fire at least 50% of the NFLPA staff including Andrea Collins and Carl Francis and return all of that recovered money to the benefit of the union members.    

Bernie Parrish

202-386-6400 

bpp12@yahoo.com      

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
Fact: Hypocritical Union Leaders Overpaid
AFL-CIO report neglects its own exorbitant executive compensation

4/6/06

Washington, DC – Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) called on union leaders to stop their hypocritical attack on American business. The AFL-CIO’s new “Executive Paywatch” report, which highlights the salaries of corporate executives, conveniently forgot to include the excessive pay of its own leadership.
To help the AFL-CIO complete their report the CUF is making available information regarding union officials’ bloated salaries in 2005. §                        The Plumbers paid former General President Martin Maddaloni $1.3 million in total compensation, and Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Patchell almost $900,000 – after they were ousted for disastrous pension investments in a Florida hotel. According to the Association for Union Democracy, the buyout agreement included “salaries and benefits plus free use of cars and other perks through the end of 2006.” §                        AFSCME President Gerald McEntee recorded total compensation just shy of $585,000. §                        General President of the Laborers Terence O’Sullivan made more than $528,000. §                        National Education Association President Reg Weaver made almost $439,000. §                        The presidents of unions for players in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association made more than $1 million each. The NFL union head, Eugene Upshaw, made $2.4 million. Moreover, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb received $900,000 from his AFL-CIO affiliated union as a player representative. CUF Executive Director Richard Berman said, “While stockholders always have the option of showing their dissatisfaction with salary issues by dumping their stock, union executives have made it virtually impossible for a union member to escape paying for high salaries and perks through mandatory dues.” To learn more visit: www.UnionFacts.com. For further information or to arrange an interview please call Sarah Longwell at (202) 463-7106.
The Center for Union Facts is a non-profit organization supported by foundations, businesses, union members, and the general public. We are dedicated to showing Americans the truth about today's union leadership. For further information or to arrange an interview please call Sarah Longwell at (202) 463-7106.

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Bernie Parrish

202-386-6400 

bpp12@yahoo.com      

 

PRESS RELEASE
Fact: Hypocritical Union Leaders Overpaid
AFL-CIO report neglects its own exorbitant executive compensation

4/6/06

Washington, DC – Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) called on union leaders to stop their hypocritical attack on American business. The AFL-CIO’s new “Executive Paywatch” report, which highlights the salaries of corporate executives, conveniently forgot to include the excessive pay of its own leadership.
To help the AFL-CIO complete their report the CUF is making available information regarding union officials’ bloated salaries in 2005. §                        The Plumbers paid former General President Martin Maddaloni $1.3 million in total compensation, and Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Patchell almost $900,000 – after they were ousted for disastrous pension investments in a Florida hotel. According to the Association for Union Democracy, the buyout agreement included “salaries and benefits plus free use of cars and other perks through the end of 2006.” §                        AFSCME President Gerald McEntee recorded total compensation just shy of $585,000. §                        General President of the Laborers Terence O’Sullivan made more than $528,000. §                        National Education Association President Reg Weaver made almost $439,000. §                        The presidents of unions for players in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association made more than $1 million each. The NFL union head, Eugene Upshaw, made $2.4 million. Moreover, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb received $900,000 from his AFL-CIO affiliated union as a player representative. CUF Executive Director Richard Berman said, “While stockholders always have the option of showing their dissatisfaction with salary issues by dumping their stock, union executives have made it virtually impossible for a union member to escape paying for high salaries and perks through mandatory dues.” To learn more visit: www.UnionFacts.com. For further information or to arrange an interview please call Sarah Longwell at (202) 463-7106.
The Center for Union Facts is a non-profit organization supported by foundations, businesses, union members, and the general public. We are dedicated to showing Americans the truth about today's union leadership. For further information or to arrange an interview please call Sarah Longwell at (202) 463-7106.    

 

 

 

 

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