Tony Clark statement | Fanatics and Easton Union Workers


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New York, NY, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 … Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today issued the following statement regarding Fanatics acquisition of VF Corporation’s Licensed Sports Group and the preservation of jobs at the VF plant in Easton, PA

“On behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Players, I would like to congratulate Fanatics and VF Corporation on reaching an agreement for Fanatics to acquire VF Corporation’s Licensed Sports Group.  We are particularly pleased to learn that, as part of the deal, Fanatics is committed to ensuring that the Players’ official game jerseys will continue to be made by the employees in the Easton, PA plant.  I would also like to congratulate the entire Workers United union and the Manager of the Pennsylvania Workers United Joint Board, David Melman, for their tireless efforts to keep the jerseys made in Easton. 

“It was an honor to go to bat for our union brethren in Easton through a difficult period of uncertainty, and today’s announcement is a clear demonstration of how the interests of union members and the corporations they work for can end in a win-win situation for all.”