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Players Association stands by New Era workers

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Players Association stands by New Era workers

 

NEW YORK, Feb.21 The Major League Baseball Players Association stands in solidarity with the more than 200 women and men at the New Era plant in Derby, NY, who have made the official on-field caps our players have worn with pride for decades but who will now lose their jobs as the company shutters the facility and turns the work over to a non-union manufacturer.

 

The MLBPA urges New Era to reconsider its decision, which will cause economic harm not just to the dedicated workers who manufacture the caps and to their families, but also to the town of Derby, which has supported the company for nearly 60 years.

 

It has always been a source of great pride for players to wear the highest-quality, union-made caps produced by the New Era workers in Derby.

 

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Contact: Chris Dahl, Director of Communications, 917-699-1294 or cdahl@mlbpa.org

 

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