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Donald Fehr

Former Executive Director of the Major League Players Association

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 Donald Fehr Biography

Donald Fehr joined the MLBPA as general counsel in August of 1977 and was named executive director in December of 1985. Prior to joining the Association, Don was associated with the Kansas City law firm of Jolley, Moran, Walsh, Hager & Gordon, where, on behalf of the MLBPA, he worked on the landmark Messersmith-McNally free agency case.

As executive director, Don served as the players’ chief negotiator in collective bargaining with Major League owners, and had general responsibility for administering the other aspects of the MLBPA’s activities, including contract administration, grievance arbitration, and pension and health care matters. In 1990, he successfully negotiated the $280 million settlement of the free agency collusion cases.

“Donald Fehr is the executive director of the baseball players union. Over 26 years, he has presided over the game’s boom in revenue and the bust of its recent steroids scandal. On June 22, 2009, he announced that he would retire no later than March 31, 2010.

Often described as his industry’s most powerful man through much of the 1990s and beyond, Fehr guided the players through several contentious work stoppages – none more so than the 1994 strike that canceled the World Series and lasted through the next spring training. He also led the union as it proved ownership had colluded to stifle the free-agent market in the late 1980s, and won $280 million in damages.

Average player salaries increased from $289,000 in 1983 to $3.24 million this year. Fehr also represented the players in negotiations with ownership over franchise expansion, interleague play and new playoff formats, all of which helped revenue expand at fantastic rates.

A Kansas City A’s fan while growing up in the suburb of Prairie Village, Kan., Fehr graduated from Indiana University and Missouri-Kansas City Law School. His work in baseball began in 1976, soon after an arbitrator invalidated the reserve clause which tied players in perpetuity to their teams – forever known as the Messersmith decision.

Fehr successfully represented the players in the owners’ appeal in federal court, and was hired by the union soon afterward. He was promoted to executive director in 1983, after a failed transition from Marvin Miller to the former federal mediator Kenneth Moffett.” –The New York Times

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Donald Fehr

Former Executive Director of the Major League Players Association

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Donald Fehr Biography

Donald Fehr joined the MLBPA as general counsel in August of 1977 and was named executive director in December of 1985. Prior to joining the Association, Don was associated with the Kansas City law firm of Jolley, Moran, Walsh, Hager & Gordon, where, on behalf of the MLBPA, he worked on the landmark Messersmith-McNally free agency case.

As executive director, Don served as the players’ chief negotiator in collective bargaining with Major League owners, and had general responsibility for administering the other aspects of the MLBPA’s activities, including contract administration, grievance arbitration, and pension and health care matters. In 1990, he successfully negotiated the $280 million settlement of the free agency collusion cases.

“Donald Fehr is the executive director of the baseball players union. Over 26 years, he has presided over the game’s boom in revenue and the bust of its recent steroids scandal. On June 22, 2009, he announced that he would retire no later than March 31, 2010.

Often described as his industry’s most powerful man through much of the 1990s and beyond, Fehr guided the players through several contentious work stoppages – none more so than the 1994 strike that canceled the World Series and lasted through the next spring training. He also led the union as it proved ownership had colluded to stifle the free-agent market in the late 1980s, and won $280 million in damages.

Average player salaries increased from $289,000 in 1983 to $3.24 million this year. Fehr also represented the players in negotiations with ownership over franchise expansion, interleague play and new playoff formats, all of which helped revenue expand at fantastic rates.

A Kansas City A’s fan while growing up in the suburb of Prairie Village, Kan., Fehr graduated from Indiana University and Missouri-Kansas City Law School. His work in baseball began in 1976, soon after an arbitrator invalidated the reserve clause which tied players in perpetuity to their teams – forever known as the Messersmith decision.

Fehr successfully represented the players in the owners’ appeal in federal court, and was hired by the union soon afterward. He was promoted to executive director in 1983, after a failed transition from Marvin Miller to the former federal mediator Kenneth Moffett.” –The New York Times

Donald Fehr Videos

  • Don Fehr Addresses the Press at the NHLPA 2012 Executive Board ...
  • Hearing on Steroids in Baseball: Donald Fehr's Testimony - YouTube
  • Donald Fehr on NHLPA Proposal - YouTube

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  • How to book Donald Fehr?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Donald Fehr for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Donald Fehr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Donald Fehr or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Donald Fehr?

    Booking fees for Donald Fehr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Donald Fehr, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Donald Fehr?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Donald Fehr for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Donald Fehr for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Donald Fehr or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Donald Fehr or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Donald Fehr Speaker Videos

  • Don Fehr Addresses the Press at the NHLPA 2012 Executive Board ...
    Hearing on Steroids in Baseball: Donald Fehr's Testimony - YouTube
  • Donald Fehr on NHLPA Proposal - YouTube
    Don Fehr - CBA Meetings - Aug 31st - YouTube

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