NBA Employees Go On Strike
via: NBA.

Approximately 100 employees in the NBA's league office will go on strike in solidarity with NBA and WNBA players who are pushing for social justice.

The staff members are across 10 departments including basketball operations, cybersecurity, finance and marketing.

"We believe the NBA, its leadership, and the Board of Governors unequivocally have the leverage to do more to directly address and combat police brutality and systemic racism in this country," the staff wrote in a letter to Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum.

"We acknowledge and credit all the work the NBA has already done," the letter continued. "But we have the power to have a greater impact. The NBA has not done enough proactively, and rather has relied too heavily on our players... We understand that we are a business, but fears of losing revenue and advertisers should not numb us to the cries of Black men, women and children that continue to be oppressed in the same communities in which we play."

This happens since playoff games were postponed after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for their first-round series game with the Orlando Magic. This came as a protest of racial injustice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Commissioner Adam Silver responded in a letter to league employees, supporting their decision to go on strike.

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