The Major League Baseball Players Association took an initial step toward unionizing the minor leagues Sunday night, sending out authorization cards that will allow minor league players to vote for an election that could make them MLBPA members.
The potential unionization of more than 5,000 minor leaguers is the latest action in a yearslong effort by players who won a $185 million settlement from the league in an unpaid wages class-action lawsuit and have received housing from teams and increased pay in recent years. Minor league players, whose compensation and benefits are not collectively bargained, continue to argue for higher salaries, which for a vast majority range from around $5,000 to $14,000 annually. Furthermore, the Senate Judiciary Committee has suggested it will call a hearing to explore MLB’s antitrust exemption and its treatment of minor leaguers.
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Current coaches who started year in AP’s Top 10 & finish season unranked:
J. Fisher, A&M ’21, FSU ‘17
M. Brown, UNC ’21
M. Campbell, Iowa St ’21
J. Franklin, Penn St ’20
M. Cristobal, Oregon ’20
P. Chryst, Wis. ’18
G. Malzahn, Aub. ’18 & ’15
B. Kelly, ND ’16
L. Kiffin, USC ’12
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