May 4, 1989
The Clippers and former center Bill Walton have been ordered to arbitration in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the player failed to live up to his contract. The suit does not accuse Walton of using drugs, but Clipper attorney Robert Platt told Superior Court Judge John Zebrowski: "We're alleging he engaged in illegal substance abuse." Platt argued against arbitration, saying, "We can't prove our case in front of an arbitrator. We won't have an opportunity to present evidence."
February 9, 1990 |
They are the only major league games likely to be played for some time, and the Angels are playing them the same way they usually handle the real thing. Win one, lose one. Arbitration season opened this week with Mike Port taking on his two most talented players, Wally Joyner and Devon White, behind closed doors. Through the blood, the sweat and the tears, Port emerged with a hard-fought 1-1 split, losing to the first baseman before bouncing back in a big way against the center fielder.
January 5, 1991 |
With free agency having again sent baseball salaries soaring, the process known as arbitration will next fuel the inflationary cycle. A total of 180 players, including 11 Angels and 10 Dodgers, can begin filing today, with a deadline of Jan. 15. The hearings will be held during the first three weeks of February, with an arbitrator choosing either a figure submitted by a player or by his club on Jan. 18. The player and club may negotiate until the hearing begins.
January 20, 2010 |
Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum asked for a record $13 million in salary arbitration Tuesday, but the San Francisco Giants offered their ace $8 million. Lincecum is seeking the richest contract ever awarded in arbitration, surpassing the $10 million that Alfonso Soriano (2006) and Francisco Rodriguez (2008) received after losing cases and Ryan Howard received after winning his in 2008. If Lincecum and the Giants don't settle, an arbitration panel will hold a hearing next month and pick one of the salaries.
February 23, 1991 |
Third baseman Jack Howell lost his salary case Friday, giving the Angels a 1991 arbitration record of 1-1. Arbitrator Anthony Sinicropi, who heard arguments Thursday in Chicago, picked the Angels' figure of $652,500 for this season over the figure of $835,000. Howell earned $652,500 last season, when he hit .228 with eight home runs and 33 runs batted in. The other Angel to have a hearing this winter, first baseman Wally Joyner, won a salary of $2.1 million instead of the Angels' figure of $1.
November 20, 2001 |
The union representing mechanics for UAL Corp.'s United Airlines has rejected an arbitration effort by a government board, raising the possibility of a strike at the second-biggest U.S. carrier. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers turned down the National Mediation Board's offer to help resolve a contract dispute between the Chicago-based carrier and 15,000 mechanics and other employees, union spokesman Joe Tiberi said.
February 15, 1988
Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs lost his arbitration case Sunday when an arbitrator awarded him $1,850,000 instead of his request for a record $2 million. Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg took four hours of testimony Friday from Dawson, his agent, Dick Moss, and Cub vice president Don Grenesko. Dawson is the eighth player to lose in 10 arbitration decisions this winter. "We're glad the process is over," Grenesko said.
January 31, 2014 |
The Angels avoided arbitration with new third baseman David Freese and returning reliever Kevin Jepsen on Friday, signing Freese for $5.05 million and Jepsen for $1.46 million. Both players settled at the midpoints of salary figures they exchanged with the team in mid-January. Freese, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Peter Bourjos trade, was expected to go to a hearing because the sides were $1.9 million apart, a considerable gap. Freese, the 2011 National League Championship Series and World Series most valuable player for the Cardinals, hit .262 with a .340 on-base percentage, .381 slugging percentage, nine home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
September 3, 1999 |
With the resignations of 22 major league umpires having become effective Thursday, their union faced the possibility that one failed labor strategy could lead to another. In exchange for management agreeing to keep the 22 on salary through the final month of the season and submit the dispute to arbitration, the union agreed to withdraw a federal lawsuit and its allegation to the National Labor Relations Board of unfair labor practice by management.
January 16, 1997 |
American Airlines and its pilots passed up a chance Wednesday to have their contract dispute settled by an arbitrator, putting the nation's No. 2 carrier 30 days away from a possible strike. If no settlement is reached during the so-called cooling-off period, the pilots would be allowed to strike Feb. 15 and American would be free to impose the contract it wants. American's parent company, AMR Corp.