US: Antitrust exemption blamed for measly Minor League pay

A class action has been filed by three ex-Minor League Baseball players looking to combat the less than minimum wages offered that the plaintiffs argue are allowed thanks to baseball’s antitrust exemption.

According to reports, the average salary of a Minor League player today is about one-third it was 50 years ago, adjusted for inflation. That salary compares with the $3.39 million contract signed by the average Major League player.

The class action suit argues that baseball’s antitrust exemption allows the leagues to dictate salaries and working conditions with little or no regulation.

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