Think a union will level salaries? Think again…

St. Louis Cardinals salaries (2013)

Highest paid players

$16,272,110 – Matt Holliday

$14,200,000 – Yadier Molina

$12,000,000 – Adam Wainwright

Lowest paid players

$490,000 – Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Pete Kozma, Matt Adams, all working for the contractual minimum salary as negotiated through collective bargaining with the players’ union (the Major League Baseball Players Association).

Ratio of highest to lowest salary: 33.2

Union excellence – on display at a stadium near you.

Published by Susan Davis

I teach in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois.

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