Mariners say some on staff taking 20% pay cuts, but no layoffs

Mariners say some on staff taking 20% pay cuts, but no layoffs
In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have informed its personnel working under uniform employee contracts that certain employees will have a five-month reduction in pay, but there will be no furloughs or layoffs through Oct. 31.

The pay reductions of at least 20% are for staff making $60,000 or more.

The UEC covers employees on the major league coaching staff, coaches and coordinators in the minor league system, scouts and performance coaches.

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Those with larger salaries are expected to take a cut more significant than 20%. UEC employees will receive full benefits through October.

Approximately half of its employees working under a UEC will not have any reduction in pay. The team had previously told employees working under the UEC that they would receive full pay through May 31.