Camden Courier-Post - January 18, 1980

Kuhn says no strike

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn feels players and owners will resolve their differences and the threat of a strike by players will not materialize this year.

 

Kuhn made the comment yesterday during an appearance before the 1980 Cactus League Baseball Luncheon. Also attending were both American and National League presidents, Lee MacPhail and Charles Feeney.

 

Such strike talk, said Kuhn, has been attributed to the players' association.

 

"Frankly, I think it's the kind of routine boiler plate remark that you get in (he course of collective bargaining," he said.

 

Marvin Miller, chief negotiator for the players, said Tuesday negotiations were being stalled by the owners' representatives and that a new labor contract might not be signed in time for the April 9 baseball opener.