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Senators Say Northwestern Unionization Effort Prompts Important Questions
Roll Call ^ | February 3, 2013 | Meredith Shiner

Posted on 02/03/2014 2:59:45 AM PST by Biggirl

Lawmakers could intensify debate on a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to become the first college athletes to unionize, from holding highly visible Capitol Hill hearings to potentially expanding federal labor laws to protect the rights of student-athletes.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; colleges; unions

1 posted on 02/03/2014 2:59:45 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Wonder if the NCAA is greasing the skids $$$$ to get congress involved?

It’s really not an issue for Federal Legislators to deal with...too many things more important. Let the states handle it


2 posted on 02/03/2014 3:20:34 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: Biggirl

As a former union member (IBEW and later USW) I can tell you the modus operandi of these organizations is to set up an adversarial relationship between their members and management, and then to use that tension to increase their power and strengthen the loyalty of their membership.

I’ve got to wonder if the college players do unionize under the United Steelworkers, who the USW is going to set up as the adversary. The NCAA? The university administration? The coaching staff? Some combination of them?

In any case, my expectation is that if their attempt at unionization is successful, that venture will not end well.


3 posted on 02/03/2014 3:58:48 AM PST by Stosh
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To: SeminoleCounty

Unions would be a great way to kill off college sports.

Players would start based on seniority and couldn’t be benched for any reason. Talent wouldn’t be a factor at all.

The union steward would automatically be the assistant coach, and perhaps even have a veto power over any play they didn’t like, head coach be damned.

No player on either side would dare cross the others line of scrimmage, to do so would label them as a scab. I guess they would just line up and argue?

Sports would finally get taste of the affirmative action liberals love so much for everything else. Those Asian physics Majors would now get to lay some cheerleaders. ( The cheerleaders have a strike planned over that.)

Ticket prices would double instantly, and raise every time attendance fell.

In the end all college sports would move south of the Mason Dixon to RTW states( or RTP?), and Mexico.


4 posted on 02/03/2014 4:02:08 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

Can you please give me what the letters RTW or RTP mean, thank-you! :)


5 posted on 02/03/2014 4:04:46 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Beagle8U

lol


6 posted on 02/03/2014 4:06:02 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Biggirl

RTW = right to work. In RTW states nobody can be forced to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment.

RTP was just a spin on that...right to play.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 4:07:56 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

Send the Players at these Schools a 1099 and let them pay taxes


8 posted on 02/03/2014 6:00:26 AM PST by scooby321
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