Labor negotiations

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred delivers remarks during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' association. Management proposed last offseason to institute a 20-second pitch clock, allow one trip to the mound by a catcher per pitcher each inning and raise the...
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November 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Unionized transit workers in the Twin Cities metro have rejected a final contract offer and authorized a strike during Super Bowl festivities in February. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 represents about 2,500 bus drivers, light trail operators and other Metro Transit...
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The Minnesota Twins take batting practice before an American League wild-card baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 03, 2017 - 8:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful the league and players' union will agree to changes to speed pace of play. Manfred said before Tuesday's AL wild-card game that he's encouraged by conversations with the union and "direct engagement with players." He declined to address...
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August 10, 2017 - 4:22 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former major league umpire Ken Kaiser has died at 72. The World Umpires Association said Thursday he died in his hometown of Rochester on Tuesday. Kaiser had diabetes for years. Kaiser was a colorful figure in more than two decades on the diamond. His career abruptly ended...
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