Captains Concessions, Union Agree to Labor Contract

PRESS RELEASE – The 2010 Midwest League Champion Lake County Captains’ concession company, Captains Concessions, LLC, has reached agreement with Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board Affiliated with Workers United Local 10 on a new three-year agreement.

Captains Concessions operates all of the food and beverage services at Classic Park including concessions, catering and luxury suite service, has worked with the Local 10 since the Captains began playing in Eastlake in 2003. The agreement covers most seasonal employees of the company and will be in effect through the 2013 Captains baseball season.

“We are pleased to have reached this mutually beneficial agreement with Local 10 which ensures that many of the great employees who spend their summers with us will continue to provide great service for our fans,” said Captains Vice President & General Manager Brad Seymour.

Captains Concessions annually employs approximately 70 employees for all Captains baseball games as well as the numerous other events that take place each year at Classic Park. Negotiations for the new agreement began in February, 2010 and were completed earlier last month.

“Local 10 has enjoyed the working relationship with the Lake County Captains since it opened in 2003”, explained Local 10 President Mark Milko. “Although we are facing tough economic conditions, the Captains and the Local have agreed upon a new three-year contract.

“The Captains home opener is April 11 at 7:00 PM as the Captains welcome the Dayton Dragons, an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, to Classic Park.Full season tickets plans, 7-, 12-, 20-, and 35-game mini ticket plans for the 2011 season are on sale now at great prices complete with several exclusive benefits. Information can be found at the Captains website http://www.captainsbaseball.com.

The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Classic Park in Eastlake, at the corners of State Route 91 and Vine Street. For more information on the Captains, please visit the team’s official website at http://www.CaptainsBaseball.com.

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