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NBPA Today Files Unfair Labor Practices Charge Against NBA
Published May 24, 2011
The charge, filed in the NLRB's N.Y. office, also alleges that the NBA violated the National Labor Relations Act by "making harsh, inflexible, and grossly regressive 'takeaway' demands that the NBA knows are not acceptable to the Union and not supported by objective or reasonable factors or balanced by appropriate trade-offs."
The charge also alleges that prior to and during the last six months, the NBA has been "repeatedly threatening to lock out Union-represented employees upon contract expiration regardless of negotiation status, without fear of a strike, based on a pretextual claim of financial weakness, and despite the foregoing bad-faith bargaining."
The NBPA alleges the NBA has been making threats and demands that "are inherently destructive to the collective bargaining process and to employee rights, and that reflect the NBA’s hostility to that process and those rights and are intended to signal to Union-represented employees that back-and forth bargaining is futile."