NBA: Early Working Conditions

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) The salary cap in sports is nothing new. Its origin in basketball can be traced back to the league’s $55,000 salary cap for the league’s first season, 1946-47. Most players earned between $4,000 and $5,000, but there were a few exceptions.…

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September Employment Numbers Released Today

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the September 2011 Employment Situation report released today: “Our nation’s labor market posted growth in the month of September. Nonfarm payroll employment added 137,000 private sector jobs, exceeding expectations, and total nonfarm payroll jobs grew by 103,000. Additionally,…

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NBA Strike: A history of labor disputes

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) 1995’s labor problems between the National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Players Association and a group of so-called “dissident players” who are attempted to decertify the union and the 1998 lockout of the players by the owners have caused basketball fans…

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