Collective Bargaining in Sports

Discussion of the impact of strikes on major sports leagues with special focus on the NASCAR racing league.

Once again, there is talk in the air about a potential baseball strike or a lockout by the owners after the 2002 season. Over the past 20 years, particularly, strikes and threats of strikes in the four major professional sports have almost become a way of life. Even the NASCAR racing league is not immune, as we will see in this paper.