Lace Major League Baseball and the Players Guild are scheduled to meet on Thursday, in the first contact between the parties since the negotiations were broken on December 1.
A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the meeting at The Associated Press. The person asked not to be identified because an official announcement has not been made about it.
MLB plans to present a new proposal to the union, according to several people with knowledge of the negotiations. The meeting will end a period of 42 days without any discussion on economic issues, limiting itself to addressing secondary issues.
The owners decreed a stoppage of activities on December 2 after the collective contract expires. It’s about the ninth stoppage in baseball, but the first since a seven-and-a-half-month strike in 1994-95.
Conflict threatens spring training, which should start the February 16th in Florida and Arizona.