Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports
Executive Directors for professional football and basketball players' labor unions talked about collective bargaining rights in sports.… read more
Executive Directors for professional football and basketball players' labor unions talked about collective bargaining rights in sports. National Basketball Players Association director Billy Hunter said that if he had to bet on it, he would wager that the NBA lockout would cost the league the entire 2011-12 season. The NBA locked out its players on July 1st after a recent labor deal expired and then filed a claim against the National Basketball Players Union for unfair labor practices. The NFL had ended a lockout by agreeing to a 10-year deal though collective bargaining ending disputes over splitting revenue and players' rights. close
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William "Billy" Hunter Executive Director National Basketball Players Association
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