Just last week, news broke that the Major League Baseball Players Union was working towards trying to help minor league ballplayers become a part of their union.
The news was met with much excitement around the game of baseball from fans, players, personnel, and media members.
Many cited it as an opportunity for minor league ballplayers to let their voices be heard as they fight for better conditions in the early stages of their professional baseball careers.
So far, it appears that many minor leaguers are in full support of this development.
MLB insiders Chelsea Janes and Evan Drellich provided an update on the situation, revealing that the MLBPA has asked MLB to recognize minor leaguers as a part of the union.
More than 50 percent of minor leaguers signed authorization cards in support of a union, and the MLBPA has asked MLB to voluntarily recognize them as such, MLBPA official confirms. All-knowing @EvanDrellich had it first, as you probably know.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 6, 2022
MLBPA, Minor Leaguers Seeking To Unionize
This is a pretty big deal for minor league ballplayers.
It seems like many minor leaguers are in full support of this movement.
This represents a great opportunity to let their voices be heard and for them to be able to negotiate things such as salary and potentially better living conditions as they enter the early stages of their careers.
For far too long, minor leaguers have been somewhat swept under the rug and not recognized the way they should be.
They deserve a chance to be a part of the Players Union and to have support from current Major Leaguers.
Of course, the lead members of the Players Union can vouch for these young players, having been minor leaguers themselves at one point, and potentially not having the best experience.
This is a chance for minor leaguers to have a better experience to start their careers.
Let’s hope that there is more movement in the right direction as the Players Union attempts to help unionize minor league players.