Labor Relations in Major League Baseball:  Past, Present and Future


May 4, 2023    
11:45 am - 1:30 pm


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Labor Relations in Major League Baseball: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, May 4, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm


Duquès Hall Minerva Room 451 (4th Floor)

George Washington University
2201 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052

Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for lunch and a panel on Labor Relations in Major League Baseball: Past, Present and Future featuring Mark Hyman, Director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, University of Maryland, Brad Snyder, Law Professor, Georgetown University Law School, and Simon Rosenblum-Larson, co-founder and Program Director of More Than Baseball. This panel is chaired by DC LERA Board Member Patrick McHugh, Associate Professor of Management, George Washington Business School.

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Mark Hyman, Inaugural George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism, Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. Mark directs the college’s Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and teaches sports journalism classes. He spent four decades as a sports journalist at Businessweek and The Baltimore Sun, among other publications. Before joining UMD, he taught for eight years in the The George Washington University School of Business.


Brad Snyder: A Georgetown University law professor and Guggenheim fellow, Brad Snyder teaches constitutional law, sports law, and twentieth century American legal history and has written books and law review articles about the history of the Supreme Court. His book, Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment (W.W. Norton), is the first comprehensive biography of the Harvard Law School professor, New Deal power broker, and Supreme Court justice. Prior to law teaching, Professor Snyder worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and wrote two critically acclaimed books about baseball including A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports(Viking/Penguin, 2006). A graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, he clerked for the Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more information about Professor Snyder’s work, go to and follow him on twitter at @bradsnyderprof.

Simon Rosenblum-Larson: Simon is a former minor league baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays and co-founder and Program Director of More Than Baseball, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving conditions for minor league baseball players. His organizing and activism over the last four years culminated in the recognition of the first ever union in minor league baseball. Simon currently works in the Trade Union Strengthening department for the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center.

Registration and Cost

Tickets for this event are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. There are also reduced price tickets for those who are Early Career, work for Nonprofits or Not for Profits, or are In Transition$10 for members and $15 for non-members. Students may attend for free, but must register. To register for this event, please submit your booking below.

Each ticket will cover the cost of lunch from Key Ingredients. Lunch will be from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.

The Panel will start at 12:15 pm

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