MLB Giants To Pay Full-Timers Through Sept., Some Take Pay Cuts
The MLB Giants told roughly 350 full-time workers at Oracle Park yesterday that they will be "paid at least through the end of the scheduled regular season in late September, and those who earn at least $75,000 will take pay cuts," according to Henry Schulman of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Giants Exec VP/Communications Staci Slaughter said that the decision also "covers full-time employees in the baseball operations department such as scouts and the minor-league field staff." Schulman reports employees who earn at least $75,000 will "take a 25% cut of all pay above that threshold, so higher earners will lose a bigger chunk of their salary than those who earn less." The pay cuts are "expected to average 10%." Meanwhile, part-time employees whose functions are "tied mostly to games were told they are being furloughed." The Giants plan to "pay them monthly supplements to augment their unemployment benefits, similar to money they committed to game-day employees. The club is "expected to maintain health and other benefits for those part-timers who had them" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/20).