Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced its so-called closure for the first time in 26 years. The MLB leadership was unable to reach an agreement with the players’ union over a new collective labor agreement.
The old CLA expired last night and that’s why MLB has insurance This means, among other things, that players are not allowed to switch clubs.
This is a tough day for baseball
The organization of the league and the players union met again yesterday. The conversation broke off after 45 minutes, because both parties were unable to resolve the matter. Thus the first shutdown since 1994-95 became inevitable. As long as there is no new collective labor agreement, players are not allowed to take action. They also do not have access to the facilities of their clubs.
Negotiations were difficult for some time. The players union wanted to make drastic changes to the collective labor agreement, but the proposals of the main association were not enough for the union. Just before the lockdown began, clubs quickly allocated $1.4 billion (more than €1.2 billion) to players. At the moment, no further player changes can be made.
“Despite all efforts to negotiate a deal with the players’ union, we have been unable to extend our 26-year history of labor peace and reach an agreement,” Major League Commissioner Robert Manfred said in a statement. An open letter to the masses. The new season is scheduled to start on March 31, 2022. Preparation, the so-called “spring training”, should begin in mid-February.
This is a tough day for baseball. But as I have said throughout the year, there is a way to get a fair deal and we will find it,” Manfred said. “I remain optimistic that both sides will seize the opportunity to work together to grow, protect and promote the sport we love.”
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