The official list of teams who took away money from non-player employees for no good reason during the lockout but have no fixed the situation is up to three.
According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star (via Chris Thorman of Arrowhead Pride), the Chiefs will refund all employees whose pay was cuts on Friday, in their next round of regular paychecks. Mellinger also reports that three-percent raises retroactive to March 1 will be included.
We supposed that this move could be described, given the team’s nickname (and the similar but far more offensive NFL team nickname in Washington), as the reverse-Indian-giver.
Congrats, Chiefs, on doing the right thing. Though we would have preferred to see the Chiefs and the other teams do the right thing in the first place and not punish non-players for a situation they didn’t cause, it’s good to know they’ll be made whole.
And while the Chiefs are feeling charitable, here’s hoping they decide to let their game-day stadium employees stick around to watch the home team without buying their own tickets.
UPDATE: On that last point, the Chiefs already have reversed course, as reported by the Kansas City Star and confirmed by PFT.