DERBY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Major League Baseball Players Association is standing in support of workers at the soon-to-be-closed New Era plant in Derby. New Era reached an agreement with workers at its Derby plant on comprehensive severance benefits ahead of the plant's scheduled closure in March.
One of the products made by New Era employees at that facility are the official on-field caps worn by MLB players during games.
The MLBPA urges New Era to reconsider its decision, which will cause economic harm not just to the dedicated workers who manufacture the caps and to their families, but also to the town of Derby, which has supported the company for nearly 60 years.
This support comes after Sean Doolittle and Colin McHugh, 2 MLB pitchers, tweeted their support for the New Era employees, earlier this month.