Clayton Kershaw

MLB, take care of your retirees without pensions

How much does your boss pay you to go on a business trip?

No, I don’t mean reimbursing you for any expenses it cost to go on the trip. It’s a common practice for most employers to reimburse their employees for gas mileage or hotel accommodations or airfare or meals. Some even arrange for those things to be paid in advance, so you don’t have to incur any out of pocket expenses.

No, I’m referring to actually paying an employee to go on a business trip.

Major League Baseball (MLB) does just that. In the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) MLB and the union representing the current players, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association...