MLB Players, Owners Ratify Labor Deal Through 2021

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MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark (Photo credit – Mark Cunningham)

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by the Chronicle News Service on December 14, 2016.

Baseball players and owners ratified the sport’s new five-year collective bargaining agreement, extending their labor peace to 26 years through 2021.

The sides announced their approvals Wednesday, a day after holding votes in separate telephone meetings.

“This agreement allows us to build on the positive momentum from last season and promote a generation of young players,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

After eight work stoppages from 1972 through ’95, the sides have negotiated deals without a strike or lockout in 2002, 2006, 2011 and this year. The new deal expires December 1, 2021. …

SF Chronicle 12/14

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