Where is the poll?
Being a student isn't a paying job.
They don't have to go to school than.Even for players who can't make the pros but who are part of teams which rake into 10s of millions of dollars for their schools, these guys might not be satisfied with getting a free education.
If they aren't satisfied they can turn the deal down or quit playing games for amusement.
Why do you fail to understand being a student, (I.e. choosing to be a consumer of a service provided by a university) is not employment. They have hired the school to educate them.If you're undervalued at work, the fact that you're getting a salary doesn't erase the fact that you think that you're worth more and that you're willing to fight or negotiate for more. When your boss tells you "What are you complaining about, I'm already paying you" that's not going to end the matter for you.
Students aren't employees of a college they are customers of a college.Tell that to the businessmen who coach the teams, the one's who televise the games, the recruiters for the pros, the pro team owners. They're all working and getting paid, so why shouldn't the players.
So your comparisons to business and labor are of no relevance.
A customer/student isn't an employee.
employees should be able to unionize but the employer should have the right to fire them for that
if the employees are able to get all competent labor to agree-they win
if the employer can find competent replacement labor, the unionizers get squashed
the government shouldn't protect either entity
If unions are being totally unreasonable and threatening to bankrupt a corporation then management can relocate, but when it comes to negotiating how to split the wealth created, labor needs to have some leverage to use against capital and unions are, in theory, the best way to do that.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.