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Falcons join the list of teams settling up with employees

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There are now four teams that have reversed cost-cutting measures that cost their non-player employees some money during the lockout.

Joining the Jets, Dolphins, and Chiefs are the Falcons.

Per a team source, Falcons owner Arthur Blank will refund the wages lost during a 10-day unpaid furlough.  Also, merit increases retroactive to March 1 will be paid to all affected team employees.

The best news is that all employees of every team are back to work.  They may be busier than they ever wanted to be, but after a long, largely quiet offseason, they’d have it no other way.

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14 Responses to “Falcons join the list of teams settling up with employees”
  1. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 25, 2011 7:41 PM

    well isnt that just a feel good story

  2. jaggedmark says: Jul 25, 2011 7:42 PM

    #Lions’ Lewand: Employees will be reimbursed for wage cuts/furloughs due to #NFLlockout.

  3. kane337 says: Jul 25, 2011 7:43 PM

    Go Falcons

  4. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 25, 2011 7:43 PM

    “They may be busier than they ever wanted to be, but after a long, largely quiet offseason, they’d have it no other way.”

    I’m willing to bet they’d take pay for staying at home not busting hump during this crazy offseason they didn’t create. Just sayin’.

  5. bdert says: Jul 25, 2011 7:46 PM

    Arthur Blank is a class act… #Falcons

  6. theblowtorchreview says: Jul 25, 2011 7:48 PM

    Did the Dawg Killa ever pay back the money he stole from the Falcons?

  7. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Jul 25, 2011 7:49 PM

    Hey Mike, a heads up.

    Bills have told staffers that they will receive full reimbursement of back pay, restoration of previous salary levels and 401k retro.

  8. redbirdsrising says: Jul 25, 2011 7:51 PM

    So that now leaves the Cardinals, the Bucs, the Bills, and the Lions that need to settle up with their employees. And the NFL Front office. Buch of spineless owners hurting the ones who could least afford it. I hope everyone gets paid back with interest.

  9. iownyou2 says: Jul 25, 2011 8:00 PM

    So when do fans get to go on strike?? I say boycott the first preseason game (don’t buy tickets or go and don’t watch on tv) see how that goes over with everyone. It makes me sick to see people cheering over the lockout ending like the NFL and players are doing us a favor.

  10. upperdecker19 says: Jul 25, 2011 8:02 PM

    NFL Commish and NFLPA head will soon be following suit

  11. anonimocontraditorio says: Jul 25, 2011 8:14 PM

    Lions already joined this list too…

    http://twitter.com/#!/TomKowalski36

  12. zaggs says: Jul 25, 2011 8:14 PM

    You know what team doesn’t have to settle up with employees? The Giants.

  13. rcali says: Jul 25, 2011 8:44 PM

    With interest?

  14. kayotiicdat says: Jul 25, 2011 10:37 PM

    Failcants are terrible, they’ll never win ANYTHING!! WHO DAT

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