As of August 2022, the Major League Baseball Players Association welcomed affiliated Minor League Baseball Players into our player fraternity. This historic step means that the MLBPA is now the sole collective bargaining representative for the 5,500 Minor League players at AAA, AA, High-A, Low-A, and Complex League levels.
As union members, Minor League Players have been empowered with a collective voice in determining the terms and conditions of their employment. On March 31, 2023, Minor League Players overwhelmingly ratified their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. This CBA codified significant improvements in salaries, medical benefits, retirement benefits, home and road housing/lodging, transportation, nutrition, protection for injured players, protections for released players, impartial arbitration, and fundamental due process for Players subject to investigation or discipline. The hard work and courage of this generation of Minor Leaguers will make our game better for players and fans alike for decades to come.