By Chris Opfer
Major League Baseball clubs would no longer have to pay minor league players minimum wages and overtime under the government spending bill unveiled by Congress last night.
The 2,200-page omnibus spending package includes a provision that exempts baseball teams from the federal law requiring workers be paid at least $7.25 an hour and time-and-a-half wages for overtime. The policy rider is the product of years of lobbying by the MLB and its “farm” team affiliates.
The policy rider is an example of “how our government is operating right now,” Garrett Broshius, an attorney representing minor league players, ...