They're students before they're athletes. Some forget that.
sure, under one condition. they only make minimum wage and the first time they talk of striking they're kicked off the team and lose their scholarships. ridiculous!! they're doing something they love, not working on some mind-numbing conveyor line.
one thing they should have is guaranteed healthcare for injuries related to football. a football player may suffer a certain injury that could last a lifetime, i.e. a knee or back that could require additional surgeries and hobble him throughout his life while helping the school make millions off his play and physical sacrifice.
If they give up their scholarships and pay for it then possibly!
It isn't a question of "should they be allowed to unionize" anymore. The court has already ruled that they can unionize and until it is overturned on appeal, the players have every right to unionize, bargain and strike if necessary. A better question would be if the ruling should be upheld or overturned, and it should be upheld.
I think it should be upheld. The current system that trades eduction and room and board for a student's labor in practice, training and games which creates revenue for the universities is one and the same with the Colonial era indentured servitude contracts, which are unconstitutional.
They have a legal right to unionize, these kids suffer long-term injuries as a direct result from playing for their Universities and they're then left to pay for their own medical treatments after their eligibility is up.They're going to unionize and all you cry baby LOSER Republicans can whine all you want.
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