Page 4 of 42 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 419

Thread: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

  1. #31
    Sage
    Lutherf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    24,662

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    They can't. atheletic money cannot come from educational funds. this is an NCAA ruling. all college atheletics must be self funded by the athletic department to prevent the very thing you said from happening.

    what you will see is season and game tickets go through the roof. which will mean loss of revenue as people can't afford the game tickets.
    but what do you expect from a bunch of union people on a labor board.
    The NCAA is opposed to this ruling. The NLRB is the 'decider' in this case. As far as no bleedover to the academic side I think that may be a little shortsighted. If the athletes can unionize then why not graduate teaching assistants, research students, etc.?

  2. #32
    Sage
    RiverDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    04-20-14 @ 02:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    5,039

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    The University of Texas Longhorns earned $109 million in revenue from their operation.

    The Dallas Cowboys earned $539 million in revenue.
    The Oakland Raiders earned $229 million in revenue.

    The Raiders had a payroll of $53,446,196

    I think that College Football is earning a lot of money off the labor of their college players and the data suggests that this is indeed so.

  3. #33
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:14 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30,647

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Good. Universities need to get back to the business of education not sports.
    they do educate and provide education to thousands of kids who wouldn't get a chance to afford college.
    you don't know what you are talking about.

  4. #34
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:14 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30,647

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    The NCAA is opposed to this ruling. The NLRB is the 'decider' in this case. As far as no bleedover to the academic side I think that may be a little shortsighted. If the athletes can unionize then why not graduate teaching assistants, research students, etc.?
    they actually tried to do this and the labor board before ruled that they were not employee's that they were doing it for the benefit of their education and therefore were not employee's.

  5. #35
    Sage
    Lutherf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    24,662

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    they actually tried to do this and the labor board before ruled that they were not employee's that they were doing it for the benefit of their education and therefore were not employee's.
    That seems to have changed.

  6. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize - CNN.com



    This will change college athletics forever.

    If football players get paid, what about the golf team, the women's soccer team, the water polo team, etc? Will those sports be dropped altogether? If athletes strike, do they forfeit their scholarships? Can a team at one school strike on its own? Do athletes at Texas get a piece of the Longhorn Network revenues? Where is this going to go?

    Funny, I thought getting an entire college education paid for at a major university was quite a reward to begin with, not to mention the unlimited amount of exposure that could lead to a lucrative pro career for the elite players.

    I think this kills college athletics altogether except for football and men's basketball. Problem is, Title IX requires a school to offset the scholarships with women's sports, so it might even kill football and basketball, too at smaller schools.
    You mean you're for the use of unpaid labor to generate profits to subsidize unprofitable sports?

  7. #37
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:14 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30,647

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The University of Texas Longhorns earned $109 million in revenue from their operation.

    The Dallas Cowboys earned $539 million in revenue.
    The Oakland Raiders earned $229 million in revenue.

    The Raiders had a payroll of $53,446,196

    I think that College Football is earning a lot of money off the labor of their college players and the data suggests that this is indeed so.
    Yes that is their revenue, but you have to realize that almost all sports revenue comes from football and basketball. the school offers scholarships for non-revenue sports as well.
    that money isn't just for football but for the athletic department as a whole.

    it has to pay for trainers, medical, coaches, buildings, travel, meals, scholarships etc ... for all sports teams.
    the net revenue is a lot less.

  8. #38
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,903

    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Look for 7-8 years of appeals and then the face of college sports will be changes forever. I can see all colleges dropping athletics and they will be replaced by club level sports.
    Gosh, I hope you're wrong.

  9. #39
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:14 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30,647

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You mean you're for the use of unpaid labor to generate profits to subsidize unprofitable sports?
    they are compensated in more ways than one. again you don't know what you are talking about.

  10. #40
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:14 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30,647

    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    That seems to have changed.
    yep and schools will change as well. they will simply not offer scholarships for sports.
    if you want to play then you play on your own free time, and are charged full tuition.

    there is nothing for them to bargain for. they are then no longer employee's they are simply students. of course you will see 90% of college athletes drop out because they can't afford it.

Page 4 of 42 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •