Gulf Coast Basketball Officials Ends Strike

Today, members of the Gulf Coast Basketball Officials Association are preparing to head back to work.
In what GCBOA President Joe Davis says was an overwhelming vote, the officials voted last night to end the strike. Officials had wanted a pay raise of $15 a game. While Davis tells News 25 he can’t comment on pay negotiations, he tells News 25 he spoke with Executive Director of the MHSAA Don Hinton earlier in the week and after that conversation, he met with his association and they voted to pick up their whistles for the season.
“With feeling the good faith that’s coming from them now and based on that, we voted to go back to work. Based on that good faith negotiation for moving forward. Mainly just the idea that they were willing to talk to us. For the first time, I felt really comfortable speaking with a representative from the Mississippi High School Activities Association. There was dialogue back and forth when before they’d just assume things. We actually had a sit down dialogue for the direction we felt that we needed to go,” said Davis.
Boys and girls high school basketball teams on the Coast tip off next week.

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