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NLRB says College Players Can Unionize
03-26-2014 03:54 PM
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Irrelevant. States are exempt from the act so the ability of players to unionize at state universities depends on state law and in the south the state laws are not union friendly.
03-26-2014 04:13 PM
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(03-26-2014 04:13 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Irrelevant. States are exempt from the act so the ability of players to unionize at state universities depends on state law and in the south the state laws are not union friendly.

Would seem to be very bad for private schools. Public not so much
03-26-2014 05:02 PM
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AL is an at-will state...car companies are lovin' that. No chance this legislature would buy into that.
03-26-2014 10:26 PM
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"the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can unionize."

Considering where this ruling came from, isn't surprising at all.

If not overturned will end football scholarships in college, and football as we know it.
Think it will end up at the Supreme Court.
03-26-2014 10:47 PM
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Our AD Had a field day with this when asked today. He said anyone who honestly truly believes student-athletes are employees is a complete idiot.

He made a comment that he in a way hopes it happens because he'd love to be able to recruit against a school who has unionized players. Said it would be easy.
03-27-2014 01:15 PM
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I think the decision will be reversed on appeal.
03-27-2014 02:27 PM
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(03-26-2014 03:54 PM)CatMom Wrote:  Thoughts?
http://espn.go.com/college-football/stor...ortscenter

Sure they say that players can organize. They have been backing unions for years, but now they're getting desperate.
03-27-2014 02:31 PM
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So since they are all employees now, that means that they have to pay taxes on their scholarships, books, room and board (those are all compensation). So when these players who want to form a union at a private university paying $50k a year in tuition and pay taxes on that, I think those players won't form a union.
03-27-2014 04:34 PM
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