Congressional Responses to Selected Work Stoppages in Professional Sports

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This report examines congressional responses to the two most recent work stoppages in the National Football League (NFL), which occurred in 1982 and 1987. Congress is interested in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), set to expire in 2012, because of the status of labor-management relations in professional football. The report also examines the 1994 Major League Baseball strike to examine how Congress has responded in the past to work stoppages in professional sports.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 24, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Halchin, L. Elaine

Specialist in American National Government

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Murray, Justin

Information Research Specialist

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Shimabukuro, Jon O.

Legislative Attorney

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Ruane, Kathleen Ann

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 24, 2011
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United States
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This report examines congressional responses to the two most recent work stoppages in the National Football League (NFL), which occurred in 1982 and 1987. Congress is interested in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), set to expire in 2012, because of the status of labor-management relations in professional football. The report also examines the 1994 Major League Baseball strike to examine how Congress has responded in the past to work stoppages in professional sports.

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43 pages.

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