Minor League Umpires Union Partners With OPEIU

Posted: 28th February 2010 by Devon Teeple in MLB
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With an overwhelming vote of 91 percent, The Association of Minor League Umpires (AMLU) will partner with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO. This partnership will now be known as AMLU/OPEIU Guild 322, the 322 representing three balls, two strikes, two outs. The AMLU was created in 2000 as a way to protect the interests of everyone involved. Prior to æ00, umpires did not have representation. á According to the AMLU website, 2009 was filled with appearances from minor league umpires, with many of them recruited by MLBù1,300 games featured at least one. The day-to-day rigors of a minor league umpire do take their toll, but the wear and tear faced in a season is never fully realized. The inability to return home during the regular seaso ...

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