A Celebration of Marvin Miller & Baseball Unionism -



The Rise and Role of the Major League Baseball Players Association

on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first strike in Major League Sports


Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

Sponsored by the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU School of Law
Samuel Estreicher, Faculty Director


Marvin Miller served as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 through 1983, transforming the association first into a bona fide labor union then gradually into one of the strongest collective bargaining units in the United States.  In 1968, he led a committee of players that negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement in the history of professional sports. 
 


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Introductions and Presentation
Ross Davies, SABR, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Background: A Short History of the Players’ Union
Charles P. Korr, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Recollections and Reflections
Marvin Miller, former Executive Director, MLBPA

Commentary
Michael Weiner, Executive Director, MLBPA

Roundtable
Moderator: Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, New York University

Robert A. Boland, Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management, NYU
Murray Chass, Murray Chass...On Baseball, www.murraychass.com; former baseball writer, NY Times
Donald Fehr, former Executive Director, MLBPA
Charles P. Korr, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Marvin Miller, former Executive Director, MLBPA
Richard Moss, former General Counsel, MLBPA
Michael Weiner, Executive Director, MLBPA

Closing Remarks
Samuel Estreicher and Arthur Miller


Refreshments will be served.

 

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