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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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U.S. Rep Withdraws Support For Bill On Minor League Wages

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

U.S. Rep.  Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), one of two co-sponsors of a bill recently introduced to exempt Minor League Baseball players from federal overtime and minimum wage standards , has withdrawn her support for the legislation in the wake of negative feedback received over the past 24 hours. &ld...

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