Executive Board Unanimously Ratifies CBA


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MLBPA Executive Board Unanimously Ratifies

Recently Negotiated Labor Contracts


New York, NY, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 ... The Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Board has voted unanimously to ratify the labor contracts recently negotiated with the Office of the Commissioner and Major League Baseball owners.  The agreements ratified today include a Basic Agreement, Benefit Plan Agreement, Joint Drug Agreement and Joint Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse, all of which will run through the 2021 season.

“The Players’ involvement during negotiations was both essential and unprecedented, and today’s unanimous vote was the culmination of those efforts,” stated MLBPA Executive Director, Tony Clark.  “I wish to thank and commend not just our Negotiating Committee and Executive Board, but also the hundreds of Players who participated in bargaining preparations and the negotiation itself.  This was a team effort from beginning to end.” 

The Executive Board is comprised of the Association Player Representatives, the Alternate Association Player Representatives, the Club Player Representatives, the Pension Committee Representatives and the Alternate Pension Committee Representatives.

The terms and conditions of the Basic Agreement will remain in effect until its expiration on December 1, 2021.