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Author Staudohar, Paul D.

Title Playing for dollars : labor relations and the sports business / Paul D. Staudohar
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : ILR Press, [1996]


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 MELB  331.89041796 Sta/Pfd  AVAILABLE
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Summary Fans of professional sports have been forced to pay attention to labor relations in the last five years. The 1994-1995 season reminded baseball enthusiasts that a players' strike can mean something more than a swing and a miss, and the fans of other sports have experienced similar frustrations. In Playing for Dollars, Paul D. Staudohar analyzes the business dimension of sports with a timely assessment of the interactions among labor, management, and government in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey
Author of The Sports Industry and Collective Bargaining, an earlier version of the current volume, Staudohar describes the mechanics of contract and salary negotiations, including the pivotal issue of free agency. He explains how unions become established in sports, how the balance of power shifted between owners and players, and how the salaries of stars escalated. He investigates the gambling controversies and changing drug policies that have sometimes alienated fans and comments, as well, on the impact AIDS has had on professional sports. Sports events are media events, and Staudohar takes a look at the effects of television contracts and international expansion. He also considers the future of team sports, discussing league expansion, prospects for growth, and the issue of franchise relocation
Notes Rev. ed. of: The sports industry and collective bargaining. 2nd ed. c1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Collective bargaining -- Sports -- United States.
Professional sports -- United States.
Author Staudohar, Paul D. Sports industry and collective bargaining
LC no. 95049456
ISBN 0801432804 alkaline paper
0801483425 paperback alkaline paper