MLB own­ers, play­ers rat­ify la­bor deal through 2021

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NEW YORK | Base­ball own­ers and play­ers have rat­i­fied the sport’s new five-year col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment, ex­tend­ing their la­bor peace to 26 years through 2021.

The sides an­nounced their ap­provals Wed­nes­day, a day af­ter hold­ing votes in sep­a­rate tele­phone meet­ings.

Af­ter eight work stop­pages from 1972-95, the sides have ne­go­ti­ated deals with­out a strike or lock­out in 2002, 2006, 2011 and this year. The new deal ex­pires Dec. 1, 2021.

Teams voted 29-1 to ap­prove, and Tampa Bay Rays man­ag­ing gen­eral part­ner Stu­art Stern­berg was the lone dis­sent­ing vote, a per­son fa­mil­iar with that meet­ing told The As­so­ci­ated Press. The per­son spoke to the AP on the con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the vote break­down was not an­nounced. The union said its ex­ec­u­tive board unan­i­mously rat­i­fied the Ba­sic Agree­ment, Ben­e­fit Plan Agree­ment, Joint Drug Agree­ment and Joint Pol­icy on Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence, Sex­ual As­sault and Child Abuse.

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