The issue IS a complicted one….
But I think something very simple that needs to be acknowledged….
In Big League College sports?
Players….Who happen to be students EARN hundreds of millions of dollars for their school’s….
Their school’s have signed on to an organization, The NCAA, that tightly regulates those student athletes , but rceieves millions from their labor, which they do NO GET PAID FOR……
In this dogs eye?
The school’s and the NCAA are stealing money from the players who SHOULD have a cut….PERIOD….
The National Labor Relations Board halted the unionization efforts of Northwestern’s football players in a unanimous decision Monday, dismissing the players’ petition and handing a major victory to the NCAA and universities trying to preserve the longstanding structure of college athletics.
The board opted not to exert its jurisdiction in the case and declined to address whether student-athletes are akin to university employees. In its ruling, the board explained that had it rendered a more weighty judgment or supported a decision made last year by an NLRB regional director that football players are school employees, the complicated system of college athletics could be compromised. Allowing Northwestern’s football team to unionize “would not promote stability in labor relations,” the board said.
“The NCAA’s oversight renders individual team bargaining problematic,” the ruling stated.
“They’ve essentially said, ‘On policy grounds, we don’t think it’s appropriate to touch this today,’” said Steven Bernstein, a Tampa-based attorney who specializes in labor issues. “For lack of a better word, this represents the board’s attempt to punt. It’s a quick kick on third and long.”