The NBA and the Players Association have reportedly agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. After a long negotiation process, all that is left is for both sides to approve and sign the deal. From the text book we read that a labor union's goal is to "restrain the amount of employment so as to raise wages above the competitive level" (pg. 309). But with the amount of money that NBA players make, was it really necessary to hold out for so long? In an article by Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, a large obstacle to the deal being finalized was "The target [of] a 50-50 split" of basketball-related income between the players and the owners. The players wanted a 51-49 split, which might seem like a lot of money to us, but to an NBA player it is pocket change. Is it fair/ethical for the Players Union to make such demands in order to get higher wages?