Cleveland Indians Announce Prolonged Layoffs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cleveland - What's turning into a long dispute over money in Major League Baseball effecting the Cleveland Indians staff hard.

Tribe officials outlined plans sent to The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Tuesday that would extend furloughs for around 1,146 workers for at least six months.

The reason? You guessed it, money.

If baseball does return this year, it is likely it will be without fans for all, if not most, of the season. That means no ticket revenue to help with employee salaries.

Workers effected by the lay offs include ushers, concessions workers, security and public relations representatives.

The club originally laid off the workers in March after state health officials banned mass gatherings in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

They add that some of those who are being furloughed may not return at all.

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