Play Ball! Lockout Ends as M.L.B. and Union Strike a Deal

Mar 10, 2022

On the 99th day of a contentious lockout, Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached a tentative labor agreement for the 2022 season on Thursday. Once in doubt, a full 162-game regular season will be played.

Originally scheduled for March 31, opening day will be moved to April 7.

After an exhausting three days of negotiations, the sides agreed in principle on a five-year collective bargaining agreement, ending the second-longest work stoppage in league history. The union’s executive committee voted 26 to 12 in favor of approving. The deal is pending club owner ratification, which means 23 of the 30 owners will have to vote yes.

Source: The New York Times
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