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NBA nails players with unfair labor charge

League files two claims against players’ union with NLRB and federal district court

Taking a page from the National Football League and its protracted labor dispute with its players’ union, the National Basketball Association today decided to step up and take control of the headlines recently devoted to endless professional sports drama. 

Two days after meeting with the players for the first time since locking them out July 1, the NBA filed a pair of claims against the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)—an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board, and a lawsuit in New York’s federal district court.

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