NEW YORK – In the midst of complicated negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, Major League Baseball and the players’ union are scheduled to appear in a hearing Monday to address a complaint from members.
Specifically, the union’s claim will be analyzed, which considered the 2020 season too short, shortened by the pandemic.
The date of the hearing was revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday by people close to the litigation, who spoke on the condition that they were not identified.
Martin F. Scheinman, who took over as impartial baseball umpire after the clubs fired Mark L. Irvings, will hear the case about the 2020 campaign hit by the coronavirus.
If the appeal agrees with the union, Major League Baseball would have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in severance pay.