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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).