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Do you support a NLRB ruling that college athletes are employees and can unionize?

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WatchDog

Mar-27-14 3:53 PM

Who are they actually unionizing against?

I think this ruling is going to be a fiscal disaster over time.

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GrantMingus

Mar-27-14 12:50 PM

I'm not sure we're that far off from that. A lot of people think that's a crazy idea, but they don't seem to realize that the NCAA hasn't been around forever. These kinds of things have changed many times. That whole organization is out of touch, a lot of the rules are vague and even contradictory and there are too many to even know if you're following them all. The whole atmosphere around college athletics is just out of control, it's hit a tipping point. Something needs to be done.

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Beaumont

Mar-27-14 11:41 AM

"What really needs to happen here is, the NCAA needs to be dissolved, and the organization of college sports needs to start back at square one and figure out a solution that fits the world we live in today."

That would be a good start.

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GrantMingus

Mar-27-14 11:18 AM

Part of the problem is that not every school has an athletic department like Ohio States. In fact, many don't really make any money--and only a few sports are money makers in the first place.

The worst part to me is, as mentioned, the OSU AD gets that bonus, and lets say he buys a new car with it. He can't then pay that athlete to wash his car, per NCAA rules it would be a violation.

What really needs to happen here is, the NCAA needs to be dissolved, and the organization of college sports needs to start back at square one and figure out a solution that fits the world we live in today.

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Beaumont

Mar-27-14 10:56 AM

Ohio State athletic director gets $18,000 bonus for wrestler's national title.

Take out the word union and pay your employees.

That is a drop in the bucket think about what they get for football?

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ladybug

Mar-27-14 10:26 AM

I don't support it because all when do is cost the fans more.

However that said Kozy why is it awful ?

Because other people what a part of the disappearing pie .

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ladybug

Mar-27-14 10:12 AM

Because the students working in the cafeteria are being paid minimum wage .

Using the money to help with exspences and don't the colleges millions of dollars.

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questioner

Mar-27-14 10:03 AM

Maybe there's some good reason, but students who work in the cafeteria get paid, aren't unionized, so why can't athletes get paid, without being unionized?

They very definitely are working for the school.

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ladybug

Mar-27-14 9:44 AM

College football is big buss. $$$$$

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GrantMingus

Mar-27-14 9:32 AM

No. They aren't employees. But you can make the case that they are because of how much money some of these schools generate on their backs. That said, I still disagree with the ruling. We view college students the wrong way in a lot of ways. For instance, college professors making attendance mandatory and tying it to your grade. I'm certainly not advocating not attending class. But at college, the student is a paying customer.

I believe this ruling is bogus, but I don't like the way that students are capitalized on with no extra benefit from it. They can't be viewed as employees. But the scholarship alone doesn't compensate them well enough when their athletic department is making millions of dollars a year on their backs. The only people who think that's true anymore are just stuck in the past.

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Kozy62

Mar-27-14 8:51 AM

Awful!

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