June 14, 2011 by staff
NFL Lockout, NFL employees have had their wages cut by 12 percent since April, and seven teams have instituted pay cuts or furloughs of employees from the close of the owners of the players began in March, told The Associated Press has found in interviews in the league. Miami, Buffalo, New York Jets, Kansas City, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Arizona are the teams known to have reduced payroll.
In total, the number of affected employees who work either for the clubs or the league is likely that more than 100. Conde Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jeff Pash, the chief negotiator for NFL work among them. Their salaries have been reduced to one and each, while impasse League of labor has not been resolved.
Two teams, Atlanta and San Francisco, declined to comment when asked if they cut, citing privacy concerns. Other information about various wine clubs for people with knowledge of the cuts or furloughs that spoke on condition of anonymity because the movements had not been announced by the team.
Several team owners, especially John Mara of the New York Giants, Zygi Wilf Minnesota, and Jim Irsay of Indianapolis, have been adamant about avoiding such reductions.
“My feeling is that I’m interested in good spirits here,” Irsay said. “I see someone doing and 40,000, and 50,000 a year, you have to pay rent and I do not see me as an owner asking them anything.”
Buffalo has asked a lot.
The Bills cut to all salaried employees in March ranging from 20-25 percent.
“We have made careful preparations that the chances of a work stoppage,” said CEO Russ Brandon bills then. “We have, for some time, was very upfront and transparent with our staff so they could also make prudent preparations. We have built a program that focuses on shared sacrifice. As the organization progresses, increases in slaughter in absolute and percentage terms, it should be.
“We plan no layoffs at this time. Our hope is that our advance planning will allow us to avoid in the future.”
But in May, the team also suspended payments to pension plans for workers during the thelockout.
Detroit employees have taken two weeks of exit permits, a person familiar with the moves told The Associated Press.
“The decisions we make, the impact will start with me,” said team president Tom Lewand, adding the names of Jim Schwartz coach and general manager Martin Mayhew. “Unfortunately, it is affecting the entire organization, starting with us.”
Arizona had a license in one week throughout the company in May. All coaches have in their contracts to pay cuts in the case of a work stoppage.
The Jets have been required to dozens of employees who are hired to take a week without pay every month since the lockout began. Employees hired in the football operations, including general manager Mike Tannenbaum, head coach Rex Ryan and assistant coach, took 25 percent pay cuts.
Miami GM Jeff Ireland, coach Tony Sparano and his assistant coaches received a pay cut on 1 June. In May, the Dolphins cut the salaries of support staff from 10 to 20 percent. CEO Mike Dee being blamed as a result of the sale of tickets to the lockout.
Throughout Florida, Tampa Bay shut down their offices for one week in May, saying employees would be reimbursed if the regular-season games were not lost.
All employees of Kansas City, including GM Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley, had a reduction in salary during the lockout. The extent of the reduction depends on the level of employment, with senior executives to take the biggest hit. The cuts will be phased in over eight months and an average of 10 percent. If the NFL played a full season, everybody will be refunded in full.
New Orleans has avoided any cuts or furloughs, in part because their revenue stream by selling tickets has never been better. Recently loaded season ticket holders for the second half of the amount due, perhaps to maintain cash flow sufficient to delay the use of salary reduction. The Louisiana Superdome was sold again for next season, and due to be redesigned and updated the field; the capacity has increased from 70,000 to 73,000. The prices of many new seats came, creating more revenue for the team.
Oakland has come with its own way of avoiding possible cuts: The Raiders in place a plan that allows employees to maintain their full pay if they sell a certain number of season tickets.
“We looked at this from the opposite view. Let’s all work together as an organization, each department, to increase our ticket revenue,” said Raiders CEO Amy Trask of.
The Raiders were last year in the NFL last in attendance, averaging just over 46.400 fans per game at home. Therefore, to avoid a pay cut, employees should sell season tickets worth 10 percent of their salary during the lockout. The cheapest tickets to go Raiders season and 260 per year, with non-club seats and more expensive at 960 a year.
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