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Routledge research in sport business and management
Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports provides a timely and practical overview of the impact and importance of the collective bargaining process in the business of professional sports in the United States. Focusing on the contemporary history of collective bargaining in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL), but drawing out important lessons for all professional sports, the book sheds light on some of the key issues within modern sport business and sport governance. It offers an inside look into topics such as revenue sharing, competitive balance, circumvention of league rules, player free agency, player social activism, player discipline, and the ethical and legal issues around the use of wearable biometric tracking systems to collect player data. An essential read for sports business industry practitioners and students alike, this is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport business, sport law or labor relations. It is also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to increase their understanding of the business and financial operations of professional sports leagues and teams, player contracts and salaries, and the role and authority of professional sports league commissioners.
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Cover Half Title Series Page Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to collective bargaining in professional sports Overview of chapter contents The evolution of collective bargaining in professional sports Early efforts and initial priorities of players associations (1950s to 1970s) Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Examples of collectively bargained terms and conditions of employment in professional sports league collective bargaining agreements The collective bargaining influencers: team owners (league), professional athletes, players associations, league commissioners and sports agents Management: league/team owners League constitution and bylaws Labor: players (professional athletes) and players association (union) The leadership structure of players associations The primary mission and objectives of players associations in professional sports League commissioner Sports agents (athlete representatives) Relevant legal areas and laws: the intersection of labor law and antitrust law Federal labor laws Federal antitrust laws The statutory and non-statutory labor exemptions to antitrust law The classic collective bargaining process: unreasonable demands, negotiation impasses, league lockouts, player strikes, union decertifications, antitrust lawsuits and eventual agreement/resolution Rationale for book focusing on collective bargaining in the NBA and NFL Notes Chapter 2: Collective bargaining in the NBA: Part 1 Overview of chapter contents The NBA business model and economic climate: how league media rights, team profitability and franchise valuations impact collective bargaining NBA league and team finances The NBA collective bargaining process in 2010 and 2011 Key business and system issues during the 2010-2011 collective bargaining process Basketball Related Income (BRI) Salary cap and luxury tax Player contracts: guaranteed contracts, contract length, annual salary increases and qualifying offers Reviewing and summarizing the principal deal terms in the 2011 CBA Preparing for another round of collective bargaining after expiration of the 2011 CBA: examining the strategic actions of players, the NBPA, sports agents, team owners and the NBA league commissioner in 2014 and 2015 Anticipated key business and system issues for a successor CBA-examining the NBA economic and collective bargaining landscape in 2014 and 2015 Basketball Related Income (BRI) Salary cap Player contracts: contract length, salary amount and guaranteed salaries Free agency system and qualifying offers Franchise player designation system (franchise tag)
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