Employees of the Miami Dolphins are about to lose a significant chunk of their pay, for as long as the lockout lasts.
Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald reports that the lockout isn’t just affecting millionaires and billionaires: It’s affecting middle-class Dolphins employees who were informed during a meeting in team offices Tuesday that their pay will be cut, effective immediately, and until the lockout is over.
Team employees who make more than $75,000 a year will have their pay cut 20 percent. Those with salaries of $50,000 to $75,000 will face a 15 percent pay cut and those making less than $50,000 will face a 10 percent pay cut. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee called everyone into a conference room Tuesday afternoon to deliver the bad news.
Employees were told this step is necessary because revenues are low this offseason, thanks to poor ticket sales.