The MLB lockout has disproportionately affected stadium workers and personnel, especially those at teams’ spring training facilities.
So, it was good to see that both the owners and the players union decided to create funds for workers who have been impacted by the ongoing work stoppage.
The Players Association decided to put forth a fund of $1 million to help spring training workers on Friday.
Today, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred officially announced that the league would be providing a similar fund to these workers, expressing sympathy for them due to the lockout and praising them for the work that they do in baseball.
MLB creates initial $1 million fund for spring training ballpark workers pic.twitter.com/oNeD8LwyVL
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 8, 2022
A Good Deed
It’s good to see Manfred put forth an effort to help the workers involved who have been hit the hardest by the lockout.
It’s also nice to see that both the players’ side and the owners’ side have seemingly set aside their differences, temporarily anyways, to do what’s right and provide support for spring training stadium workers.
The two sides have been at war for too long, and one can only hope that by banding together and stepping up to help support these workers, they can soon put aside the labor troubles and finally get a deal done that will save the 2022 MLB season, which has already seen the first two series of the regular season completely wiped off the schedule, with no make-up dates announced.
As mentioned previously, the lockout has disproportionately had a negative impact on stadium personnel, who depend on the game to make a living and work around the clock to help grow the game we all know and love.
It’s good to see that these workers will have some support going forward as baseball tries to finish putting together the next CBA.