(Don’t) Play Ball! The MLB Owners Lockout, with Mike Elk of Payday Report

Mike Elk, frequent guest and great friend of Green & Red, sat down with Bob to discuss the Major League Baseball owners lockout of the players amid talks for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Listen in: bit.ly/MLBstrike

Mike and Bob discussed the history of free agency and the economics of baseball–billionaire owners pinching pennies with players, the way that service time is rigged against players, the way team owners get public money for stadiums yet get all the profits.

Yes, pro athletes make a lot more money than the average American workers, but the owners are robber barron billionaires, and we should always support labor, no matter how much these ballplayers make.

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Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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