- Dissertations, fiches de lectures, exemples du BAC

Syndicat National Basketball Players Association

Dissertation : Syndicat National Basketball Players Association. Recherche parmi 289 000+ dissertations

Par   •  12 Mars 2012  •  514 Mots (3 Pages)  •  1 272 Vues

Page 1 sur 3


The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional

basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the

NBPA mission is to ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected and that every

conceivable measure is taken to assist players in maximizing their opportunities and

achieving their goals, both on and off the court.

Whether it is negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, prosecuting a grievance on a

player's behalf, or counseling a player on benefits and educational opportunities, the

NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interest of all NBA players.

Before the union’s inception, NBA players did not receive the wide-ranging privileges

and protections that exist today. There was no pension plan, no per diem, no minimum

wage, no health benefits and the average player salary was $8,000. It was not until 1964,

when the NBA All-Star team threatened not to play in the first televised All-Star game,

that the players gained their first victory. As a result of the resolve of the union’s early

leaders, including NBA Hall of Famers Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn and Oscar Robertson,

the owners finally recognized the NBPA as the exclusive, certified labor union

representative of all NBA players. Since then, there have been dramatic changes, and the

NBPA continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing challenges facing NBA


Today, under the leadership of NBPA Executive Director G. William Hunter, union

members enjoy expansive benefits and are among the most recognizable entertainers and

athletes in the world.

In addition, the NBPA provides a forum for players to participate in union activities in a

number of facets. From executive leadership roles, to team representative positions,

global community outreach initiatives and more, the NBPA offers each NBA player the

opportunity to get involved in the democratic institution that was created for, continues to

exist for and is run by them.

What We Do

The NBPA represents all NBA players in many ways, including by:

• Negotiating the terms of a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") with the NBA, which governs all aspects of players' employment.

• Ensuring that the NBA and its teams meet their obligations under the CBA.


Télécharger au format  txt (3.4 Kb)   pdf (61.3 Kb)   docx (9.4 Kb)  
Voir 2 pages de plus »
Uniquement disponible sur