For the first time in a long time, Dodger Stadium will get to host the MLB All-Star Game. It’s been an incredibly long wait further amplified by the fact that they had to miss out on 2020 due to the pandemic. But there could be some trouble brewing just a week before the Mid-Summer Classic.
According to the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, the Dodger Stadium concession workers could be going on strike. The union representing the workers at the stadium made that statement earlier on Monday. A vote on the strike resulted in a 99 percent approval from workers on Sunday, according to Shaikin.
The All-Star Game activities officially kick off at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. That is when MLB will host the Futures Game for up-and-coming superstars in the making. The Homerun Derby is on Monday and the actual All-Star Game is on Tuesday night.
“They are the backbone of our tourism and sports industry, yet many struggle to stay housed and to make ends meet. They often live with economic uncertainty because the quality of jobs vary stadium to stadium. No worker should have to continue living like this.” -Susan Minato, co-president of Unite Here Local 11
That could present a pretty bad issue for Dodger Stadium and Major League Baseball if unspecified demands are not met. We’ll see what happens if they do decide to strike and are not available for the week of activities.
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