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by Brian Young | on Jan 27, 2021

NBA's Trail Blazers Caught Red Handed

For decades, IATSE Local 28 members have worked at Portland Trail Blazer home games. When the pandemic hit in March and the NBA season was put on pause, all the workers at the arena were laid off...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 25, 2021

NFLPA Supports Amazon Workers

Beginning in February, workers at the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon warehouse will vote on joining RWDSU. This is the first union election at Amazon since 2014. While the workers are facing an intense...

by Press and Media | on Jan 15, 2021

Post Malone Donates Crocs to Frontline Workers

Syracuse, NY native Post Malone is giving back to his community by donating sold out Crocs to frontline workers. Find out more about this generous move below from Billboard.

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 16, 2020

Supreme Court to Hear NCAA College Player Pay Case

For the first time in three decades, the highest court in the United States will hear a case challenging the NCAA’s rule forbidding players from being compensated. Their decision could have...

by Brian Young | on Dec 09, 2020

NFLPA: We Can Avoid a Bubble

Although the NFL has been dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout the season, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) believes that the season can be completed without having...

by Brian Young | on Oct 06, 2020

A Who's Who of Players Reps

Unions in sports have provided a valuable tool for the players. Since the major sports have organized, salaries have gone up and the leagues have invested more in things like safety. Like other union...

by Guest Post | on Oct 02, 2020

NFLPA Wants to Ban Turf Fields

As a rookie learning the ins and outs of being a professional football player, I remember the collective groan that my older teammates made whenever it was announced that we’d be...

by Press and Media | on Sep 17, 2020

Baseball Reaches Deal on Postseason Bubble

The MLB Players Association and the owners have reached an agreement to hold the playoffs in a "bubble" to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure warm weather for the final games of...

by Brian Young | on Aug 27, 2020

Professional Athletes Strike over Police Brutality

A strike is when a worker withholds their labor to address a grievance. Here athletes are not playing. Them playing is their labor. A boycott is when decides not to spend their money or go to an...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 25, 2020

Packers Players Speak Out after Jacob Blake Shooting

On Sunday evening Jacob Blake was on an apartment lined street in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was breaking up a fight between two women when police arrived. As Blake walked away from the scene, police...