May 11, 2021

MLB pledges $1 million per team to help ballpark employees (New York Post)

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday a pledge of $1 million per club to assist ballpark employees who will be financially impacted due to the absence of major league games.

“The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities,” a statement from Manfred read. “The timing of these announcements will vary because of the need to coordinate with state and local laws as well as collective bargaining obligations in an effort to maximize the benefits realized by each group of employees.”

MLB continued Tuesday to negotiate with the union in an attempt to reach an agreement on a variety of issues, including paying players during the suspension of play. Once a plan is in place for 40-man roster players, MLB will try to formulate a financial package to assist minor leaguers who are not union protected while they also miss games and, thus, paychecks.

Read “MLB pledges $1 million per team to help ballpark employees” at New York Post