Caddies sue for Unpaid Compensation for Advertising on Bibs reports NPR.
More than 100 caddies filed legal action against the Professional Golfers Association for $50 million in advertising revenue. Renee Montagne talks to Rex Hoggard, a senior writer at the Golf Channel.
NPR reported as follows:
There is a rebellion of sorts underway on top golf courses around the country. Caddies who work for professional golfers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Professional Golfers Association, or, that is, the PGA Tour.
The formation of a Caddie Association was the precursor of the suit. Caddies are seeking recognition for the hard work that they perform and to their entitlement to fair for what they do.
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