The commissioner of Major League Baseball is suing the umpires union over a dispute with the union president and the way games have been called this year. This action follows on the heals of a suit brought against the commissioner and his office by the union charging they violated the Federal racketeering act. The piling of litigation stems from a lawsuit filed to prevent the World Umpires Association from having an arbitrator hear a grievance over discipline the union president received. The union claims the grievance was based on baseball’s use of technology to evaluate members performance during games.
See Murray Chass, The New York Times, July 18, 2002