News

MLB Could Reportedly Get A Special Exemption In Congress Spending Bill

SMS
MLB Could Reportedly Get A Special Exemption In Congress Spending Bill
Major League Baseball is trying to avoid paying minor league players minimum wage.
SHOW TRANSCRIPT

Major League Baseball is reportedly lobbying for a specific exemption to federal labor laws so it doesn't have to pay minor league players minimum wage.

A report from the Washington Post says top party leaders in Congress are considering giving MLB its own provision in the huge spending bill Congress needs to pass this week to avoid a government shutdown.

Though major league players make a minimum of over half a million dollars a year, minor league players typically make just a couple thousand a month, and only during baseball season. 

It's prompted legal challenges from some current and former players over the issue, something MLB hopes will end with a new exemption, according to the Washington Post report.