The news that the Major League Baseball Players Association would be fighting to form a new union with minor league players has been met with positive reactions all across baseball.
Current minor leaguers are set to become the next generation of MLB stars and the MLBPA is doing all they can to give them more of a voice as they try to form a new and better union.
People outside of baseball seem to be pretty thrilled with this news too.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, voiced his opinion on the matter via Twitter, expressing excitement for the future of minor league players as they hope to negotiate better pay and working conditions.
Minor league players make near poverty wages while serving as some of MLB’s best ambassadors in communities across America. Unionization would finally allow minor leaguers to negotiate for better pay and working conditions. I welcome this step by MLBPA.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) August 29, 2022
U.S. Senator Speaks Up For Minor Leaguers
This is obviously a great step forward for the Players Association.
They have been fighting for quite some time to try and give minor leaguers a better experience.
That was one of many issues discussed during the lockout.
Senator Durbin is echoing what the those in the Players Union have been saying for quite some time.
Minor leaguers deserve a chance to have a better experience than what they have right now.
MLB took an important step forward last winter when they announced that they would be providing housing for minor leaguers.
It’s time for minor leaguers’ voices to be heard more clearly and for them to ultimately be able to earn more money and negotiate better conditions for both living and working.
As Senator Durbin mentioned in his tweet, unionization would allow for them to finally get that experience.
If there’s one thing the Players Union has done a good job of, it’s staying united on key issues.
They look to be headed in the right direction on this one.