The MLBPA sent authorization cards to minor league players as a step for minor league players to join or form a union, so it was up to MLB to decide whether to approve this.
According to Evan DrelichMLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Friday that the league is indeed planning to voluntarily approve potential minor league player unions. said it was pending until a “card check agreement” was reached, which has yet to be done.
“Minor league players have made it clear they want the MLBPA to represent them and are ready to enter into collective bargaining to have a positive impact next season,” said executive director. said Tony Clark. in a statement.
sports illustrated‘s Emma Baccellieri explained what these endorsement cards mean for minor league players, including that MLB’s choice to voluntarily endorse unions will lead to a simpler and streamlined process. .
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