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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by CYEATHAWK View Post
    So can the players go out on strike?
    If it came to where student athletes are deemed to be "employees of a public institution" like a state university like Iowa State,Iowa or Nebraska,by the federal government, then they can join or form a union,go thru collective bargaining and if they don't like the terms of said bargaining then they can go on strike.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Have any of you guys actually read the list of stuff they talked about? It doesn't involve money at all beyond realistic full cost of attendance scholarships.

    You're getting all mad at an imaginary argument.

    Here's the list of what the players are going for with this
    problem is if they are allowed to unionize, it doesn't stop here. where there is money to be made, union leaders will exploit it.

    as for this list, i think they can form a discussion with NCAA on these topics and have them addressed without unionizing.

    - brain injuries and medical care should be something the NCAA should just do.
    - heavan sakes the scholarship in the Nebraska situation covers the costs of the education. if the kid wants to travel home, that should be an expense the family can deal with - they are saving $150K (figuring 5 years of school).
    - increase graduation rates...........that's a you thing, not a me thing. if kids don't want to graduate, you can't force them. Let's face it, there is a percentage of kids if it was not for sports probably would not go to college. Sports gives them an opportunity to get an education, if they don't want to take it upon themselves to better themselves that's their problem (Good thing Obama just raised the min wage).
    - i think if a kid signs a LOI to play sports there is should be guarenteed for 4 years, not one. But if one school does it, then the rest wil follow.
    - you cannot allow players from benefiting from commerical opportunities, you will then just have the biggest boosters basically giving corporate signing bonuses to the best players. Yeah Vaughn, if you come to ISU you can star in our new corn fertizler commerical, we will pay you $100K per commerical. They are working and being paid in the form of a $30K education. Beats min wage.
    -if you get rid of the transfer rules, you are going to have a lot more tampering. the kids are supposed to be picking the school based on what they want to study, not who the coach is or how much playing time. if they want to transfer to play somewhere else, they should sit out a year (exceptions for family medical issues).



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by CYEATHAWK View Post
    So can the players go out on strike?
    they can now, but they just lose their scholarship and probably drop out of school.

    what's happens to you if you don't show up to work tomorrow? Do you get fired?



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    How can the athletes be deemed "employees of a public institution" if they're not being paid a salary by said institution? Scholarships, I strongly suspect, are legally a different form of compensation. My question to the college athletes wanting to unionize; when was the last time you filed a W-2, or a tax return as a result of playing the sport of your choice? Are these players going to argue that the institutions they play for treat them as defacto employees, therefore the schools must compensate them with a portion of AD revenues as a salary? I think the only way the athletes can legally form a labor union is to have their legal status changed. Students are not laborers.

    Could the question of protection against long term injury be settled with something like a insurance corp. specifically for that purpose? A portion of revenues generated by these athletes could pay into the corp. which would fulfill the role insuring players against these types of injuries. Something like that could be negotiated with the NCAA without the players being directly compensated.


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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Chris Emma ‏@CEmmaScout Wow ... @CAPAssociation wins its case at the NLRB. College athletes are on their way to a union. Victory for ex-Northwestern QB Kain Colter.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    This could really help Hoiberg's Free Agent Market...should really help us out in basketball...

    Don't know if I need a pirate here or not...

    Actually think that this is a horrible step forward for college athletics.


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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    how? fgfg


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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Aaaannnd there goes college sports as we know it?



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    So, what does this mean?



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    problem is if they are allowed to unionize, it doesn't stop here. where there is money to be made, union leaders will exploit it.

    as for this list, i think they can form a discussion with NCAA on these topics and have them addressed without unionizing.

    - brain injuries and medical care should be something the NCAA should just do.
    - heavan sakes the scholarship in the Nebraska situation covers the costs of the education. if the kid wants to travel home, that should be an expense the family can deal with - they are saving $150K (figuring 5 years of school).
    - increase graduation rates...........that's a you thing, not a me thing. if kids don't want to graduate, you can't force them. Let's face it, there is a percentage of kids if it was not for sports probably would not go to college. Sports gives them an opportunity to get an education, if they don't want to take it upon themselves to better themselves that's their problem (Good thing Obama just raised the min wage).
    - i think if a kid signs a LOI to play sports there is should be guarenteed for 4 years, not one. But if one school does it, then the rest wil follow.
    - you cannot allow players from benefiting from commerical opportunities, you will then just have the biggest boosters basically giving corporate signing bonuses to the best players. Yeah Vaughn, if you come to ISU you can star in our new corn fertizler commerical, we will pay you $100K per commerical. They are working and being paid in the form of a $30K education. Beats min wage.
    -if you get rid of the transfer rules, you are going to have a lot more tampering. the kids are supposed to be picking the school based on what they want to study, not who the coach is or how much playing time. if they want to transfer to play somewhere else, they should sit out a year (exceptions for family medical issues).
    Perfect post. The only other thing I will add is that because the justification for this action is that the players are generating revenue for the university I propose this. Because all but the two deep in football and rotation in men's bball are financial drains on the university they should not only have their schollies revoked but should have to pay fees to cover their expenses.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    The NCAA (and its member schools) brought all of this on themselves. The realignment drama of the past few years have made it very clear that college athletics are about money, not amateurism.

    They asked for this, in fact begged for it.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    I wouldn't freak out too much - keep in mind that any football player's union would include everybody from Alabama down to every other FBS school (possibly further). So any rules they propose or things they fight for are as likely to benefit a mid tier player like Iowa State than hurt us.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    The NCAA (and its member schools) brought all of this on themselves. The realignment drama of the past few years have made it very clear that college athletics are about money, not amateurism.

    They asked for this, in fact begged for it.
    Pretty much.



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    Re: This could be huge. Northwestern trying to unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I wouldn't freak out too much - keep in mind that any football player's union would include everybody from Alabama down to every other FBS school (possibly further). So any rules they propose or things they fight for are as likely to benefit a mid tier player like Iowa State than hurt us.
    Not sure this is accurate as different states have different rules for public employee unions.


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