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College athletes are attempting to form a labor union to begin the formal process of being recognized as employees.

Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition in Chicago with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of an undisclosed number of Northwestern football players. The move represents a significant step by college athletes to attempt to collectively bargain with the NCAA, universities and conferences.

If certified by the NLRB, the organization would be called the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). Huma co-founded the organization with Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and former Massachusetts basketball player Luke Bonner, the brother of NBA player Matt Bonner.

The organization is backed by the United Steelworkers union. A news conference is scheduled for today to announce "an overwhelming majority" of Northwestern football players have signed cards supporting a petition filed with the NLRB, according to a news release.

Huma told ESPN's Outside the Lines that the initial goals of the CAPA do not include a call for schools to pay salaries, but he did not rule out the possibility of the group seeking that type of compensation in the future. The ongoing Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA filed by former and current players is seeking a 50-50 share of television revenue due to the use of athletes' names, images and likenesses on broadcasts.

Some goals listed on the CAPA web site include:

* Guaranteed coverage for sports-related medical expenses for current and former players.

* Minimizing the risk of sports-related traumatic brain injury. Reduce contact in practices, place independent concussion experts on the sidelines, and establish uniform return to play protocols.

* Improve graduation rates. Establish an educational trust fund to help former players complete their degree and reward those who graduate on time.

* Increase athletic scholarships and allow players to receive compensation for commercial sponsorships.

* Secure due process rights. Ensure players are not punished simply because they are accused of a rule violation, and any punishments should be consistent across campuses.

Edited by Noah, 28 January 2014 - 01:26 PM.

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This will go well....is Obama on board?

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This is been building for a while.  These kids are wising up to the fact that quite literally millions are being made off their on field efforts, millions which dry up if they just pack it in.  Not like you can go down to Home Depot and pick up some replacement Mexicans.  That gives them a loooot of leverage....

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Ban athletic scholarships.

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While I do agree with their sentiments, I don't believe forming a union is the way to go.  I hope these people know that by joining a union, they will have to pay taxes on their tuition money since they will be designated as "employees".  Do they think the school is going to pay that for them?
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View PostShow Stopper, on 29 January 2014 - 08:51 PM, said:

While I do agree with their sentiments, I don't believe forming a union is the way to go.  I hope these people know that by joining a union, they will have to pay taxes on their tuition money since they will be designated as "employees".  Do they think the school is going to pay that for them?
stupid kids don't even know what the real world is like yet...

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Unions are certainly one way of accomplishing whatever they want to get done. It's bound to happen when people are struggling and feel they are not getting what they need or should have. It will be interesting to see how it goes.
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These kids aren't employees earning a salary,they are given a scholarship to earn an education and play a sport.The emphasis should be on education.

I don't see where a union should be involved unless these kids want to be paid in addition to their scholarship.

Edited by L.A.Hog, 29 January 2014 - 09:21 PM.


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View PostSheLuvsBama, on 29 January 2014 - 09:06 PM, said:

Unions are certainly one way of accomplishing whatever they want to get done. It's bound to happen when people are struggling and feel they are not getting what they need or should have. It will be interesting to see how it goes.
your a school teacher?

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If this ever happens the first thing that you will find out is which schools have the most monies that they can throw at a kid to get them to come play for them. Second take the schollys and throw them out the window and what ever they pay the kids then the kids can pay the school of their choice for their education. That might let the kids get a taste of real life. Question I have would be if this were to happen would the school have to have insurance for the employees that they would be hiring to play football?? If so would that not be so freaking much money that it would be a moot point about making money for the school from the football program?

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uh huh. What are the "dues" that come with being in the "union?" This is so incredibly, Posted Imageing dumb. Posted Image off with this.

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View Postpossumslayer, on 29 January 2014 - 09:27 PM, said:

your a school teacher?

No, no, no......I just come from a family that has been in unions since my Grandfather. I approve of them, but really think the athletes need to remember that being a player on a team is not considered a job at this point in their life. It may LEAD to a job, but it is not a job now. They bring in lots of money for their schools, but they usually fail to remember that they are among the privileged by being able to play for these teams, and on scholarship no less. They are fortunate already. They can worry about the money they make later when they get out of school. Now is not the time. They are coddled enough, imo. That's just my opinion, though.
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