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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 444

  Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal Mediation and 
 Conciliation Service should exert its best efforts to cause the Major 
  League Baseball Players Association and the National Association of 
 Professional Baseball Leagues to enter into a contract to continue to 
   play professional baseball games without engaging in a strike, a 
 lockout, or any coercive conduct that interferes with the playing of 
                 scheduled professional baseball games.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 17, 2002

 Mr. Isakson (for himself, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Simpson, Mr. 
   Platts, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Istook, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. 
   Ehlers, Mr. Calvert, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. 
Gutknecht, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Weller, 
Mr. Watts of Oklahoma, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Brown of South 
 Carolina, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Kingston, Mr. 
     Kennedy of Minnesota, and Mr. McKeon) submitted the following 
concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education 
                           and the Workforce

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
  Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal Mediation and 
 Conciliation Service should exert its best efforts to cause the Major 
  League Baseball Players Association and the National Association of 
 Professional Baseball Leagues to enter into a contract to continue to 
   play professional baseball games without engaging in a strike, a 
 lockout, or any coercive conduct that interferes with the playing of 
                 scheduled professional baseball games.

Whereas the Major League Baseball Players Association is the collective 
        bargaining representative for all current major league baseball players 
        in the American and National Leagues;
Whereas the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues is the 
        collective bargaining representative for the 30 separate teams and 
        owners;
Whereas major league baseball is a national institution, and is commonly 
        referred to as ``the national pastime'';
Whereas major league baseball and its players played a critical role in 
        restoring America's spirit following the tragic events of September 11, 
        2001;
Whereas major league baseball players are role models to millions of young 
        Americans; and
Whereas while the financial issues involved in this current labor negotiation 
        are significant, they pale in comparison to the damage that will be 
        caused by a strike or work stoppage: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service, on its own motion and in accordance with section 
203(b) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 173(b)), 
should immediately--
            (1) proffer its services to the Major League Baseball 
        Players Association and the owners of the teams of organized 
        professional major league baseball that are members of the 
        National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, to 
        resolve labor contract disputes relating to entering into a 
        collective bargaining agreement; and
            (2) use its best efforts to bring the parties to agree to 
        such contract without engaging in a strike, a lockout, or any 
        other coercion that interferes with the playing of scheduled 
        professional baseball games.
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