September 3, 1994
* Games lost: 15. * Total games lost: 284. * Games remaining: 385. * Total income lost by players: $97.2 million. * Estimated revenue lost by owners: $187 million. * Key development: None and no negotiating session is scheduled. * In quotes: "Baseball had been the emblem of the national pastime, the emblem of kids, the symbol of summer. It is now unfortunately becoming a symbol of national greed." --Robert Reich Labor Secretary
August 7, 1994 |
Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who has offered to help resolve baseball's labor dispute, will attend a Boston Red Sox doubleheader today "to see what the hometown fans have to say about all this," a spokesman said. Reich, a former Yale professor and longtime Red Sox fan, plans to meet with union representatives from both teams.
December 9, 1995 |
Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich has told government lawyers to work through the weekend to draft rules that will make it more difficult for employers to take employees' 401(k) retirement money for their own needs, the New York Times reported in today's editions.
November 20, 1996 |
Reebok International Ltd. said its soccer balls will soon carry a label guaranteeing that they aren't made by children. The announcement by the British sports shoe and equipment company marks its latest effort to stop child labor in soccer ball production following a 1995 report that attacked companies for allegedly allowing products to be made by children. About 80% of soccer balls sold in the U.S. are produced by child labor in Pakistan, according to Labor Secretary Robert Reich.