MLBPA Launches $1 million Fund For Workers Impacted By Lockout

The nearly 100-day Major League Baseball lockout has brought dread, frustration to sports fans across the globe in recent months.

On Friday morning, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLPBA) announced an initiative that they hope will ease the concerns of some of those employed by the oldest major professional sports league.

The fund will be administered by Major League Baseball Players Association and the AFL-CIO and distributed to stadium workers and others who face financial hardship through no fault of their own due to the MLB franchise owners' lockout.
Staging more than 2,500 Major League Baseball games each year requires thousands of skilled workers - from concession crews, electricians, ushers, security, transportation and janitors to television and radio broadcasting crews and groundskeepers-who serve in their roles with pride and dignity. 

Four representatives two from MLB and two from the MLBPA met informally on Thursday, but it's been reported that there are no scheduled meetings for Friday.

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