Pirates Furlough, Reduce Pay For Employees

Bucs president Travis Williams made the announcement Thursday

Andrew Limberg
May 21, 2020 - 3:42 pm

Jim Graci/ 93.7 The Fan

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates team president Travis Williams announced Thursday that some baseball operations staff will be furloughed and pay cuts for some business and baseball operations employees.

The move takes effect June 1.

Those being furloughed will continue to get medical, dental and vision benefits for them and their families.

Williams adds that the team will help them get employment benefits.

No one on the baseball operations staff is being furloughed.

In a statement, Williams pointed out the lack of ticket revenue, no revenue sharing and limited sponsorship and TV revenue.

“We care deeply about all of our employees and understand the impact this will have on them. These decisions are very difficult, but are necessary for us to endure this crisis and emerge as strong as possible when we are able to resume normal operations. We look forward to welcoming our employees back to work at that time,” Williams said in a statement.

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