Cubs Not Laying Off or Furloughing Any Employees Through at Least June

Social Navigation


Cubs Not Laying Off or Furloughing Any Employees Through at Least June

Chicago Cubs

I’ve mentioned this a lot lately and have been tracking it closely: with team guarantees of employment generally running only through May, a lot of teams are going to start announcing layoffs and/or furloughs soon (the Marlins and Angels already have, per reports).

But I’m happy to note that the Cubs will not be among those teams:

To be sure, pay cuts are not nothing, and it could really sting for many lower-level employees. But continued employment is significant, and I also like hearing that if baseball resumes, then the continued employment is permanent. No one questions that these are challenging times for teams – like almost every business in the country – but team owners are nevertheless in a unique position to do some real good.

As we’ve discussed, there are so many good baseball, business, and human reasons for keeping your staff fully intact right now. I’m very glad that, for now, the Cubs are following that path.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.