The NFL is looking into whether the minimum wage should be raised or not to help people struggling to survive the economic downturn.
That’s according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press and obtained by the Associated Press.
The NFL and the NFLPA are expected to submit a proposal to the NFL’s Board of Governors at its next meeting next week.
The NFLPA has not yet responded to multiple requests for comment.
The proposal could include raising the minimum to $15 an hour by 2021.
The league already has a minimum wage of $15.
It’s expected to start increasing the wage this year, which will start in 2021, with an increase to $18 an hour in 2022 and $20 in 2022.
The AP obtained the memo through a Freedom of Information Act request.
It says the league’s policy is “a direct consequence of the NFL Network’s commitment to ensuring the livelihoods of its players, coaches, executives and employees.”
It says it’s also a result of “significant increases in the value of the labor that NFL employees do.”
The memo, dated April 5, lays out several steps the NFL is taking to increase wages.
The memo says the NFL has been trying to reduce its labor costs for years, with the goal of raising the wage “to the point where the league is able to provide the benefits of a living wage for its employees to its employees, and to our shareholders, as well.”
It says the union is asking for a 15% pay increase on top of the $17.9 million the league paid the NFL last year, in addition to $25 million in pension payments.
The union says the increase will help the NFL keep up with the cost of living.
The union says it has negotiated wage increases for its players in the past, but only if they work 40 hours per week and work more than 40 hours in a week.
In addition, the union wants to pay $5.25 an hour for “specialist labor,” which includes clerical and security workers.
The proposal says the minimum-wage increase is needed because the NFL “does not have sufficient labor resources to provide full benefits to its players or to its franchisees.”
It’s unclear what percentage of NFL employees are paid at the minimum.
The memo says a union official told the AP that the league doesn’t have the resources to meet all of the demands of the proposal.
It also doesn’t provide specifics on the type of labor the union would like to see paid at $15 per hour.
It asks for “increased” pay for “general and administrative staff” and “specialty workers.”
The NFLPA says it wants the minimum pay increase to cover its employees’ “fair share” of the league and its business operations.
It also wants the NFL to cover the costs of paying out the players’ guaranteed salary.
The league’s players have been demanding that the minimum be raised since at least 2015, when they first started a strike over the pay of players.
NFL owners voted to approve the new labor contract in 2016.