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NLRB says College Players Can Unionize
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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.
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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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Image a player making good money playing ball. Why should he quit after 4 years. Drag out his degree for years.
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This is my guy! This commercial ran on the local networks during the Super Bowl this year.04-rock

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(03-27-2014 04:34 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  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.

Who will be responsible for paying the union dues?
03-28-2014 07:57 AM
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This is probably a big deal.

Not so much on the union aspect, but willing compensation by schools.

If student athletes are employees, which the ruling states, then they can be paid.
Would an upper tier school offer salary to win a recruiting battle for a 5 star? Yes.

Now consider the financial state of most SunBelt programs -
if flush programs can pay and subsidized programs can not,
what happens to the subsidized programs?

I love college sports - the passion, tradition.
But in more rational moments,
I know it's utterly ridiculous to include big business sports entertainment from a University.

This decision will even further amplify the difference between tiers in college sports,
and make us confront the reality of what they have become.
03-28-2014 08:52 AM
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(03-28-2014 08:52 AM)DoubleAggie Wrote:  This is probably a big deal.

Not so much on the union aspect, but willing compensation by schools.

If student athletes are employees, which the ruling states, then they can be paid.
Would an upper tier school offer salary to win a recruiting battle for a 5 star? Yes.

Now consider the financial state of most SunBelt programs -
if flush programs can pay and subsidized programs can not,
what happens to the subsidized programs?

I love college sports - the passion, tradition.
But in more rational moments,
I know it's utterly ridiculous to include big business sports entertainment from a University.

This decision will even further amplify the difference between tiers in college sports,
and make us confront the reality of what they have become.

yes and wait till a team from some big time school in a pro-union state threatens a strike before the first game of a new season leaving thousands of fan's travel plans and concession workers and tv crews and network scheduling in limbo..
03-29-2014 10:11 AM
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