Lets see anyone on these forums go to work tomorrow and have their employer say "we wanna cut your salary and benefits because the hired workers are taking a bit too much of the revenue pie...we want some of it back." If there's a union representing the workers...let's see how they react too.
Hint: 2005 MTA Strike.
It's easy to be mad at a statement like that, cause folks see how much the players make, plus they wanna see games being played. But if you take out all of the personal feelings and objectively look at the involved pieces: Employers, Employed, Union collectively representing the employed, it's really not all that different from any other person who works for their employer and is a part of a union...the numbers are just higher, and it's more of a national story.