The NBA Lockout's Impact on Workers

Monday, October 31, 2011

The NBA remains stuck in a lockout this morning as negotiations between players and owners have failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement. Tomorrow is scheduled be the first day of the 66th season, but instead the stadiums will remain closed and fans will stay at home. It’s a big disappointment for fans, but for many people, their livelihoods are on the line too.

Many workers were laid off from their jobs in the restaurants surrounding Magic Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Some ended up looking for advice and help at the Community Food and Outreach Center based just a few miles away, run by Scott George.

Tim was laid off from his job in a restaurant opposite the Magic Stadium in Orlando Florida.
He ended up looking for advice and help at the Community Food and Outreach Center based just a few miles away, run by Sco


Scott George

Produced by:

Susie Warhurst

Comments [1]

Shaun Taft from Detroit

In the midst of this lock out, wouldn't it be nice if the owners and players gave back to their arena communities? It's wonderful that local charities and faith based communities are stepping up, but their resources are all ready limited. How about the team and owners pitch in and show their support.

Oct. 31 2011 08:58 AM

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