Congress members introduce act to limit minor league wages
Kentucky congressman Brett Guthrie and Illinois congresswoman Cheri Bustos have introduced a new act to the House of Representatives to limit the salaries of minor league baseball players.
The “Save America’s Pastime Act” act comes in response to a push for minor-league players to make more money and a lawsuit arguing that federal overtime laws should apply to players.
If the bill is passed, minor league players would not be protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
Minor League Baseball announced its “full support” of the act on Wednesday.
“Minor League Baseball would like to thank Congressman Guthrie and Congresswoman Bustos for their leadership on this issue facing Minor League Baseball and for gathering bipartisan Congressional support,” said Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner.