“Players Realize Now: They’re Workers”: Why Baseball Minor Leaguers Voted to Unionize

“Minor league baseball has long been notorious for its low wages and grueling working conditions.

But that could soon change, as players are on the brink of one of the most sweeping unionization drives that professional sports has seen in years. On Tuesday, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced that more than half of minor league players voted to unionize and that it is seeking voluntary recognition from Major League Baseball (MLB) to represent minor leaguers. If the league refuses, a National Labor Relations Board election that would provide a referendum on the state of the changing sports labor landscape is the likely next step.”


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