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MLB and NFL Reach Labor Milestones on THE SAME DAY- February 21, 1968

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Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached agreement on the terms of a two-year contract, the first ever negotiated between the league and the players. The agreement called for a minimum salary of $10,000 a year. Many players now make that much, per at bat. Meal money for the players was increased from $12 to $15 per day.

MLB signed its first labor agreement on the same day the NFL recognized the union

MLB signed its first labor agreement on the same day the NFL recognized the union

And on the VERY SAME DAY, the National Football League agreed to recognize the N.F.L. Players Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the athletes.

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