CBT = Collective Bargaining Tussle

Photo via FiveThirtyEight Introduction/History of the Collective Bargaining Tax Major League Baseball (MLB) has already decided to cancel the first two series of the season, and more cancellations are looming with the league and the players association (PA) unable to agree to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). One of the biggest sticking... Continue Reading →

Social Media’s Impact on Sports Negotiations

Photo via Houston Chronicle In today’s world , anyone can share their opinion at the click of a button. Social media has drastically shaped and changed people’s opinions on popular discussions including politics, investment trends, and now professional sports. Along with the strong impact of social media, celebrities have major influence on their fans. Earlier... Continue Reading →

How Mediation Could Have Helped Resolve the MLB Lockout

            Instead of countering the Major League Baseball Players Association’s (MLBPA) latest offer, Major League Baseball (MLB) requested a federal mediator to assist in its ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. The MLBPA quickly rejected that request, leaving the parties far from an agreement and ultimately putting the 2022 season in flux. There are many positive impacts... Continue Reading →

NBA Trend Values The Versatility Of… Lawyers?

Image Credit: Michael Silver / Front Office Sports The NBA, one of the most entertaining and star driven professional leagues, recently has found lawyers to be valuable as general managers and/or president of basketball operations. Although this trend is relatively new and not common with other professional leagues, there appears to be a natural fit... Continue Reading →

WNBA and WNBPA Agree to Landmark CBA

The WNBA and the player's union the WNBPA have tentatively agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides for major changes. These changes include a significant increase in cash compensation for the players. Top players will now have the opportunity to earn upwards of $500,000 per season. Players will also be afforded improved travel... Continue Reading →

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