Major League Baseball Sued by All-Star Volunteer for Unpaid Work

Swartz argued that not paying volunteers gives the league an unfair competitive advantage, which is one of the things minimum wage law tries to address.

Swartz added soliciting volunteers excludes New Yorkers and other people who can't afford to work for free.

"Major League Baseball claims that the All-Star Game brought in tens of millions of dollars to the New York City economy and [it] employed about 2,000 unpaid volunteers who didn't benefit from any of the economic boost," Swartz said.

The league plans to host its 2014 All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minn., and has invited this year's volunteers to work for free at the event next year.

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