Bloomberg Law
Feb. 7, 2022, 6:13 PM

Labor Secretary Walsh Makes Pitch to Help End Baseball Lockout

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren
Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has offered to help end the lockout between Major League Baseball and its players’ union that threatens the 2022 season.

“I have spoken to both the MLBPA and MLB about the ongoing contract negotiations and encourage both sides to continue engagement,” Walsh said in a statement to Bloomberg Law on Monday. “Like any contract negotiation in any industry, I stand ready to help facilitate productive conversations that result in the best outcome for workers and employers.”

A spokesperson for Major League Baseball didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Walsh’s offer. A spokesperson ...

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