CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians have committed to paying majority of their full-time employees through June 30 after 40 senior staff members agreed to take pay cuts to help out.
“We have committed to continuing regular salaries to full-time employees across baseball operations and business operations through June 30, 2020, except for all senior executives who took voluntary salary reductions,” Austin Controulis, ,Manager, Communications with the Cleveland Indians told 19 News today.
“We can also confirm the very difficult decision to furlough many of our part-time employees and interns,” Controulis said.
Terry “Tito” Francona the manager for the Cleveland Indians took to Twitter to tell the fans he wanted to return to his “passion,” but when the time was right.
19 News was able to confirm ESPN’s report.
Part-time workers and interns with the team have been furloughed, with the potential to make the same amount of money, or possibly more through unemployment benefits.