The minute they Unionize remove their scholarships and charge them for Room ,Food, and Classes, as wel as transportation to and from events. Teach them what real life is all about .
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.
The conflict here is these schools make millions off of these players. Yeah their tuition,books,lodging and whatever are taken care of . But these schools make a fortune. You have college coaches making millions to coach kids not getting paid a dime by their respective school. I know they get taken care of in other ways but they have to come up with something.
I've said for years that colleges should pay a minimal stipend, say $1,000 per month to ALL student athletes. These kids have classes all day, hours or practices, travel, and games, not to mention studying and assignments at night. There is no way for them to get a part time job, and most parents can't send additional money to them. The stipend would cover some meals, clothes, and entertainment money for them. NCAA rules are so strict that they can't even make any money off of their own signature or jersey with their name on the back. Yet colleges are making multi millions off of their play. It doesn't seem right to me.
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!
Pampered meaningless football players " If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen!!" Get a job at Walmart you won't get HURT there.Days of glory gone to the fairies that are ruining a man's sport
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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