Gene Orza, chief operating officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association, will discuss the business of baseball with the Wharton Club of New Jersey at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Richfield Regency.
Orza, who has played a critical role in the successful negotiation of the last five labor contracts in the sport dating from 1985, will discuss:
·       The economics of an MLB team

·       How labor relations in baseball has changed over the years

·       How MLB baseball player relations differ from the NFL and the NBA

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·       The future outlook for MLB here and abroad

·       The players’ perspective on more stringent drug testing

Prior to joining the MLB Players Association, Orza served as executive assistant to the chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and chief counsel to one of the board’s five appointed members.  Orza is a graduate of Fordham University and earned his law degree from St. John’s and an L.L.M. from Georgetown University.
The event is open to the public and includes a buffet dinner.  The cost is tiered by time of registration and offered at a discount to members of the Wharton Club of New Jersey. 
Registration and pricing information are available at
The Wharton Club of New Jersey serves more than 7,000 alumni of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School who live or work in New Jersey and the surrounding metropolitan area.  Through a wide variety of programs, the Club helps its members prosper both personally and professionally by providing intellectual stimulation, networking, a trusted community and fun.