Aug 7, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT
That word you keep using. I do not think it means what you think it means:
A lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of a volunteer at last month’s 2013 All-Star FanFest claims Major League Baseball violated federal and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay more than 2,000 volunteers.
The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was brought in the name of John Chen and seeks class-action status. It asks for lost wages and urges a judge to order the league to stop soliciting and accepting work from unpaid volunteers.
As opposed to, what? Paid volunteers?
Can someone please tell me what I’m missing?
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