“With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both. The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them,” Hicks said in a statement.
This is from the LA Times in a story about labor leaders seeking an exemption from Lala Land’s new minimum wage of $15 per hour: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-minimum-wage-unions-20150526-story.html
If you see the irony in this then you certainly see how so-called free trade agreements between governments are also unnecessary and an open door to cronyism. The new Trans-Pacific Partnership is nearly all confidential, a new low in arrogant government. But the amounts it cost the beneficiaries are recorded in this Guardian article: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/27/corporations-paid-us-senators-fast-track-tpp
International soccer is only the tip of the iceberg.
No government “agreements” equals freedom. Anything the government does takes our freedom away.