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BASEBALL MAY AVOID COURT, MAKE DEAL TO PLAY COMPLETE SEASON

     Baseball's owners and players "say a deal might be struck
within the next day or two," to settle the NLRB's labor practice
complaint against the owners, which could "ensure" the '95 season
is played to its conclusion, according to Mark Maske in this
morning's WASHINGTON POST.  Maske reports that the players "could
agree to a no-strike pledge in return for a promise by the owners
that they won't attempt to declare an impasse in negotiations and
unilaterally impose terms of employment through a certain date."
If the two sides fail to settle, they must appear in court Monday
before an NLRB judge to begin a trial.  Owners Negotiating
Committee Chair John Harrington: "I think everybody knows it's in
management's and the union's best interests to get that done"
(WASHINGTON POST, 5/19).
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