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Players Association files unfair labor practice charge vs. NBA

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  May 24, 2011 05:30 PM

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The NBA Players Association has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the NBA, attempting to prevent the anticipated lockout.

Here is the NBPA's Press release:

Today the National Basketball Players Association ("NBPA") filed an official Charge with Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the National Basketball Association has consistently engaged in unfair labor practices over the course of the two parties’ current collective bargaining negotiations.

These unlawful practices include (a) failing to bargain in good faith, (b) demanding huge financial takeaways from prior contracts, with no corresponding concessions offered to the players, (c) bypassing the Union to deal directly with players, and (d) threatening an unlawful lockout. We have urged the Board to investigate this matter quickly and to seek an injunction against the NBA's unlawful bargaining practices and its unlawful lockout threat."

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