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