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Baseball hires back three more umps

...short of the minimum set in the union's labor contract. The mass resignation was orchestrated by Richie Phillips' Major League Umpires Association as a bargaining tactic, but it collapsed when many American League umps refused to go along. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/16/bas_352914.shtml
Baseball
Three umpires who lost jobs in 1999 sue to get termination pay

...Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. After the failure of the negotiating tactic by Richie Phillips' Major League Umpires Association, umpires tried to withdraw their resignations and 22 lost their jobs in September 1999. Last May...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/10/bas_332110.shtml
Baseball
Junior era to open in Cincinnati

...gunning for us." Fans will see new crews of mixed AL and NL umps. The new union, which replaced Richie Phillips' Major League Umpires Association, agreed to the merger as part of baseball's elimination of separate league offices. Garcia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/03/bas_285833.shtml
Baseball
Umpires, MLB to resume arbitration

...umpires let go in September resumes Tuesday before an arbitrator hearing the grievance filed by Richie Phillips' Major League Umpires Association. Meanwhile, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer in New York is expected to decide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/18/oth_279971.shtml
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