Major League Baseball Lockout Begins as Owners, Players Fail to Reach Bargaining Agreement-US News | The Epoch Times

The collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday without a new deal in place, leading to the first official work stoppage in more than 25 years. At 12:01 Thursday morning, the league informed the players that it had locked them out, marking the first management lockout since the 1994–95 seasons, when a strike led to the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. The last five-year labor agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA was negotiated in 2016 and signed on Nov. 30, 2021 and addressed everything from nutrition and travel to minimum salaries and random drug tests. League and union negotiators had spent three days in Irving, Texas, this week trying to reach a deal on the new agreement, which dictates the way that MLB, its owners, and players operate, but talks ended after seven minutes Wednesday, ESPN …

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