MEDIATION ANALYSIS ESSAY – 1994-95 MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE STRIKE MSgt ANGELA SANDERS AIR FORCE

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MEDIATION ANALYSIS ESSAY – 1994-95 MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE STRIKE MSgt ANGELA SANDERS AIR FORCE SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMY DECEMBER 2, 2014 INSTRUCTOR: SMSgt THOMAS HOLMES How could baseball team owners lose $580 million in revenue and baseball players lose $230 million in salary pay in one year? The 1994-95 Major Baseball League 232 day strike lead to millions of dollars lost and millions of fans frustrated by what they say was an act of war. The mediation between Major League Baseball team owners and baseball players was ineffective in delivering a bargaining agreement that would protect the players from being used by the owners for the benefit of their businesses.…show more content…
Players would no longer be free agents that could negotiate their salaries. The team players adamantly opposed of this agreement. The different cultures of the owners and players affected this event tremendously which I will discuss next. The debate between the team owners and baseball players was a low context communication that resulted from years of hostility and mistrust. The team owners had no respect for the talents and skills of the baseball players. They did not want to relate to the players and their point of view. They used their power and position to implement the salary cap without input from the baseball players. Due to the mistrust and disrespect it was almost impossible to discuss the interests of each party during the negotiation. Also, the owners didn't take into account that the money would affect the baseball players, baseball players affects the games and the games affects all the stakeholders (Holism). This type of culture lead to an unsuccessful negotiation which I will provide some factors of the negotiation between the owners and players next. In regards to the TIPO model and the negotiation between the owners and players there was no trust. According to the Wikipedia, "The Union basically doesn't trust the Ownership because collusion was a $280 million theft by Bud Selig (MLB commissioner) and Jerry Reinsdorf

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