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Major League Baseball Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 labor talks

...their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping.Players' union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/major-league-baseball-pl
With hitting down, should Major League Baseball lower the mound?

...cautious, the players' association says the time to consider such a step is "too far off right now," according to new union head Tony Clark."It's a game of adjustments," the former All-Star first baseman said, "and we'll see as the pitching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/hitting-down-should-majo
Union head talking steroids

JUPITER, Fla. --- Baseball union head Donald Fehr began his annual tour of spring training camps Monday with steroids back in the spotlight, even though he says the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/24/bas_512482.shtml
Baseball
Miller had major impact as head of players union

...Marvin Miller, the soft-spoken union head who led baseball players in a series...influence transcends baseball," current union head Michael Weiner said. "Marvin...he represented," NFL players' union head DeMaurice Smith said. "He was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-11-27/miller-had-major-impact-
Umpires ask government to hold union election

NEW YORK -- Umpires disenchanted with union head Richie Phillips petitioned the federal government on...umpires -- Dave Phillips (who is not related to the union head), Joe Brinkman and John Hirschbeck. They have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/13/bas_272839.shtml
Baseball
Strike a possibility

...Baseball umpires may still strike this season but their union head told them to wait until the National Labor Relations...unfair labor practices that could create a strike," union head Richie Phillips said Monday. "The law is that if the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/10/bas_267515.shtml
Baseball
Stern: No more offers will be made after meeting in Denver

NEW YORK -- David Stern met with union head Billy Hunter on Sunday in "an attempt to salvage the season" and made what the NBA commissioner called the league's final offer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/28/nba_248592.shtml
NBA
Decision on androstenedione months away

...on whether to ban the muscle-enhancing supplement androstenedione, commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday. Selig and union head Donald Fehr agreed Aug. 27 to have committee study the testosterone-producing pill, which is used by home run champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/30/oth_243345.shtml
Other sports
Five AL umpires rescind resignations

...never resigned to begin with, a high-ranking baseball official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Last week, union head Richie Phillips said 57 of the 66 unionized umpires had resigned, effective Sept. 2. Those who never quit included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/21/bas_266050.shtml
Baseball
Six umps on union board sue dissidents for defamation

...Pilot Air Freight Corp., a company controlled by the union head, accused the dissidents of falsely accusing Pilot of...Hirschbeck, Dave Phillips -- who is not related to the union head -- and Tim Welke. The six, all members of the union's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/02/bas_272165.shtml
Baseball