New advocacy group calls for minor leaguers to receive a living wage
By Eric Stephen
March 21, 2020
At a time when the vulnerability of minor league players is at its most visible during the coronavirus shutdown, a group of former players are among the founders of an organization dedicated to fight for minor leaguer players’ rights.
Advocates for Minor Leaguers launched Friday, with a stated goal of “providing a voice for minor league players and improving working conditions,” and an immediate demand that minor leaguer players be paid a minimum of $15,000 per year.
“This organization is long overdue,” said Garrett Broshuis, an attorney who pitched six years in the Giants’ system. “Even though they work in an industry with over $10 billion in annual revenue that is enjoying record profits, minor league players are among the most poorly paid workers in America. Advocates for Minor Leaguers seeks to change that.”