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Major League Baseball Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem on the left and Commissioner Rob Manfred on the right walk after negotiations with the players’ association to try to reach an agreement to save the March 31 opening games and a season of 162 games on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida (AP Photo / Lynne Sladky)
NEW YORK – Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem and chief union negotiator Bruce Meyer plan to meet on Thursday to determine the next step in stalled talks to reach an agreement to end the Major League Baseball blockade.
Negotiations broke down on Tuesday after the ninth consecutive day of meetings in Jupiter, Florida, and baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the opening day and the first two sets for each team this season had been canceled. He said there will not be enough training time for the March 31 openers.
The negotiating teams then headed home.
The parties advanced 16 and a half hours of negotiations ending at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, but were still far behind in areas that include the major economic components of the luxury tax, the pre-arbitration bonus bag and minimum wages. The parties expressed anger at the other’s proposals when talks resumed later that day.
Baseball’s ninth stoppage of work has come to an end on Thursday, the 92nd, and is the first labor dispute in the sport that has led to the cancellation of games since the 1994-95 strike ended World Series for the first time in 90 years.
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Halem and Meyer will meet to determine the next step in the MLB talks
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