by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 05, 2018

MLB Players Talk Spring Training Boycott

The Super Bowl is over and pitchers and catchers are getting ready to report to Spring Training in the coming weeks, but not all players are happy as some are accusing owners of colluding in free...

by Kate Hogan | on Jun 12, 2017

Players Unions at Sports Gambling Table

With a few exceptions, betting on sports is illegal in the United States. In the near future, this may not be the case anymore. The tides of change may be headed in a new direction, one where your...

by Labor 411 | on Apr 19, 2017

MLB uniforms to stay in PA

As the World Baseball Classic demonstrated, Major League Baseball may continue to branch out internationally and reach markets all over the globe, but the jerseys are all-American.  Whether...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2017

How low are your Union Dues?

Union dues are essential to keeping a union strong.  They pay for needed services like training elected union representatives on how to enforce and bargain fair contracts; union dues keep the...

by Guest Post | on Dec 12, 2016

Before the Players Union

Before baseball players had a Players Union, salaries were low and most players needed second and third jobs to pay the bills. Thanks to the union, the players were able to sign a collective...

by Brian Young | on Dec 02, 2016

Labor Peace on the Diamond

The game must go on.  For the last 21 years, that has been the mantra of Major League Baseball in preventing labor strife.  Over the last two decades, everyone has recieved a piece of the...

by Brian Young | on Dec 01, 2016

Being there for your family

At the beginning of every sports season comes the inevitable story about a player who misses a game or two thanks to the birth of a child.  Inevitably this is followed up by a story of a talk...

by Guest Post | on Oct 21, 2016

MLB uniforms union made

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing and the World Series is fast approaching. It is a special time of year for baseball fans, and it is even more special for hundreds of Workers...

by Kate Hogan | on Jun 29, 2016

Why Union Awards matter most

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane won the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s most outstanding player on Wednesday, June 23. The Ted Lindsay Award is the ultimate honor for a hockey...

by Brian Young | on Apr 22, 2016

Zika and a botchy sandlot

Player safety is coming front and center this week for Major League Baseball players.  At issue are safety concerns around an upcoming trip between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates...

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