Salary Distribution and Collective Bargaining Agreements: A Case Study of the NBA

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Abstract

Traditional non-sports unions attempt to institutionalize pay between workers by reducing productivity-related differences in wages and increasing pay differences based on seniority and other non-productivity-related characteristics. Recent changes made to the collective bargaining agreements of the NBA have mirrored those of unions that are more traditional. The purpose of this article is to analyze how the changes made in the bargaining agreements of the NBA affect the salary distributions of players over time.

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