Daily Archives: January 23, 2011

“DeMaurice Smith Takes On the N.F.L. Owners”

The NY Times profile of new NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith indicates he is putting to work all the key elements of successful union leadership: a strategic plan, internal union education, building good relationships with fellow unions and making a credible argument to the wider public.

It will be an uphill battle for the union, as always, but Smith comes to the table with a great skill set for the job as a former federal prosecutor and corporate lawyer. What he lacks in union experience itself he seems to be committed to making up quickly.

I like this guy.

DeMaurice Smith Takes On the N.F.L. Owners – NYTimes.com.