Wolff: No Interest In "Coliseum City" Concept NFL Appeals Judge's Peterson Decision NBPA's Roberts Questions Media Availability Major League Lacrosse Eyes Houston Expansion Training Home Of Mariners, Padres Gets Upgrades Bumgarner Tops All MLB Merch Sales Cubs' Ownership Sales Support Wrigley Renovations Big Papi Slams New Batter's Box Rule Bettman Hits On Range Of Topics Padres Ownership Excited Fans Are Re-Energized
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/12/Leagues Governing Bodies
MLB, PART II: MANAGEMENT SOURCE HAS LABOR TALKS IN COURT
Published June 12, 1996
MLB owners are threatening to return to court on a second attempt to impose a new economic system should negotiations with the MLBPA not accelerate by the All-Star break, according to Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. One management source told Maske, "We're either going to have a deal or something close to a deal at the all-star break, or we're going to court soon after that." The owners attempted such an implementation in December '94 during the strike, but "under pressure" from the NLRB, they withdrew a salary cap system soon after imposing it. MLB chief negotiator Randy Levine declined to comment on a possible return to court, but MLBPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr said, "It doesn't surprise me. It's easy to rattle sabers." The union is expected to deliver a new proposal to management this week (WASHINGTON POST, 6/12).