Labor Issues in Professional Sports: The Upcoming Negotiations in the NFL, NBA and MLB

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January 19, 2011
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  • Stanford Law School
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Labor Issues in Professional Sports: The Upcoming Negotiations in the NFL, NBA and MLB
A PDF of W.B. Gould’s remarks about labor negotiations in professional sports can be downloaded at the end of the post.

STANFORD, Calif., January 19, 2011—Professor Emeritus William B. Gould, IV who is the  former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board under President Clinton is delivering this speech on collective bargaining in professional baseball, basketball and football to the Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association at 8 p.m. today.  His remarks offer insight into current collective bargaining in the National Football League as well as the National Basketball Association–the prospects for a lockout looming in each. Gould also discusses what he calls the “ironically pacific” baseball negotiations about to begin. (Gould was chairman of the NLRB during the 1994-95 baseball strike. The NLRB obtained an injunction from now Justice Sonia Sotomayor–then Judge Sotomayor, which ended the strike just before opening day.)

PDF of remarks available here.