Minnesota Twins will pay employees and interns through June 30th
Reports announced the Minnesota Twins will be paying their employees full salary and benefits through June 30th.
Tired of hearing of employees and staff being laid off due to COVID-19? The Minnesota Twins offered some positive news instead. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Thursday that the the team would be paying employees and interns full salary and benefits through June 30th:
The Twins are one of only two teams in the league to commit to paying their employees without a single furlough through the month of June. The St. Louis Cardinals are the other.
This decision comes after the Los Angeles Angels announced they would be furloughing all non-playing employees starting June 1st, joining the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, and Tampa Bay Rays.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread economic struggles across the world and in the United States. Small and large businesses alike are struggling, meaning hard choices are being made over salaries, payments, benefits and more. Baseball has been no different.
With Major League Baseball still without a starting date as the ownership groups and Major League Baseball Players Association work towards an agreement after the most recent proposal, this has left a lot of workers with a lot of questions.
With the hope being that baseball resumes in July, the Twins employees will at least know that they will be secure until the end of the month, and hopefully baseball can have a plan for going forward by the end of the mont.
This is an encouraging decision made by the Pohlad family and Twins executives, helping Twins workers provide for their families and keep working. The Twins as an organization have always portrayed themselves as a family, and this helps with that.