Marvin Miller

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Marvin Miller
Marvin Julian Miller
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America
Executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (1966–1982)

Miller, Marvin (Julian)

(1917–  ) economist, labor leader; born in New York City. His father helped to organize fellow employees in retail stores where he worked and young Marvin grew up as a Dodger fan before taking his B.S. degree in economics from Miami University (Ohio) (1938). During World War II he was an economist and disputes hearing officer for the Wage Stabilization Board. After working for the International Association of Machinists (1947–50) he went to Pittsburgh to work for the United Steel Workers of America (1950–66), where he gained a national reputation for his intelligent negotiations between labor and management. In 1966 he was chosen executive director of the somewhat dormant Major Leagues Baseball Players' Association; with the club owners reluctantly going along, he set up collective bargaining procedures, helped to establish free agency and arbitration, and greatly increased salaries and pensions for the players. In 1972 he directed the first general strike in baseball history (resulting in 86 canceled games) and again in 1981 he led a players' strike that lasted 59 days (713 games canceled). He retired from the post in 1983, having led baseball players through the most expansive period in the history of the game.
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Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again the Hall of Fame has chosen to ignore Marvin Miller and his unparalleled contributions to the growth and prosperity of Major League Baseball,'' players' association head Tony Clark said in a statement.
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It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Marvin Miller," said current MLBPA Executive Director, Michael Weiner.
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The goal of Laurent's creators, Marvin Miller and Barwacz, is to build a town where deaf individuals--and their signing family members--can own their own businesses and schools and can live and vacation among others like themselves.
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Marvin Miller, the 33-yearold behind the plan, hopes building work will begin later this year.