News From: MLBPA

by Kris LaGrange | on May 29, 2020

Podcast: Frontline Minneapolis: An Activist Report

Loretta VanPelt, a teacher in Minneapolis, reports in from the protests in her city over the police killing of George Floyd. She lets us know about the lack of accountability from the Mayor, the...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 27, 2020

Season in Jeopardy as MLBPA Rejects 80% Salary Cut

With states now reopening, fans are wondering when sports will return. While the NBA and NHL are in talks to finish their season, possibly in a neutral location like Disney or Las Vegas, Major League...

by Press and Media | on Apr 23, 2020

MLBPA Balks at Salary Reduction

If the MLB season is played in empty  stadiums, owners are saying they will have to renegotiate salaries. The only problem is the Players Union says they already have a deal in place. Find out...

by Press and Media | on Dec 11, 2019

Marvin Miller: MLB Hall of Famer

After decades of fighting, Marvin Miller the first Executive Director of the MLB Players Association has finally been inducted into the Hall of Fame, where his plaque is likely to sit next to Yankee...

by Press and Media | on Nov 08, 2019

Players are Pissed at Pittsburgh

Should you be taxed more because of the job you do? Professional athletes don't think so and their union's suing Pittsburgh over one of these so-called "Jock Taxes." Find out more...

by Press and Media | on Feb 22, 2019

MLBPA Calls on New Era to Keep Union Plant Open

The MLBPA is stepping up to protect union jobs at the New Era Cap factory outside of Buffalo NY. Read more below from The Buffalo News.

by Press and Media | on Nov 19, 2018

Union Athletes: Stop Crossing Picket Lines

With the hotel strike in Boston coming to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what union athletes can do to support striking workers. Read more from SB Nation below.

by Press and Media | on Oct 24, 2018

LA Dodgers Cross Picket Line in Boston

The Dodgers may have moved from New York to LA, but they seem to be following in the Yankees footsteps by crossing a picket line in Boston. Read more about it from SB Nation.

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...