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News From: MLBPA

by Brian Young | on Oct 06, 2020

A Who's Who of Players Reps

Unions in sports have provided a valuable tool for the players. Since the major sports have organized, salaries have gone up and the leagues have invested more in things like safety. Like other union...

by Press and Media | on Sep 17, 2020

Baseball Reaches Deal on Postseason Bubble

The MLB Players Association and the owners have reached an agreement to hold the playoffs in a "bubble" to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure warm weather for the final games of...

by Brian Young | on Aug 27, 2020

Professional Athletes Strike over Police Brutality

A strike is when a worker withholds their labor to address a grievance. Here athletes are not playing. Them playing is their labor. A boycott is when decides not to spend their money or go to an...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 17, 2020

A-Rod: Stupidly Supports a Salary Cap

While negotiations over starting the 2020 baseball season were tense at best, the MLB Players Association is preparing for a new contract battle as their collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expires...

by Press and Media | on Jun 24, 2020

Deal Reached to Start 2020 MLB Season

After tough negotiations between the players and the owners both sides have reached a deal that provides the full salaries for the players, but the limited games that the owners requested.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 17, 2020

UCOMM: Side with the Players

"Tell us when, tell us where" that seems to be the message from players all across the league. Whether they are the minority, those making tens of millions a year, or the majority of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 12, 2020

Podcast: Heroes Act Can Unite the Nation

Vinny Alvarez, the President of the New York Central Labor Council, calls in to talk about the Heroes Act and how it can unite the nation. The AFL-CIO decides not to kick out police unions from...

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...