Since the 1960s, the Major League Baseball Players Association has negotiated on behalf of Major League Baseball players. The MLBPA is the collective bargaining representative for players, representing them in grievances and salary arbitration proceedings. But the MLBPA “endorses a free market system” when it comes to individual pay and benefits. The MLBPA negotiates for a minimum salary ($500,000 in 2014), but then allows individual players to negotiate for higher salaries in their individual contracts.[51]