CNN has published a round-up of reactions ahead of tomorrow’s vote of Northwestern football players. What’s telling is how little negative reaction is about the players, and how much it is about retaining power and revenue. Almost everyone agrees that athletes could be better served. And yet, in opponents arguments against unionization, they suggest that there must be… More NCAA, university, coaches’ reaction to athletes’ vote: Screw the players. I want my game/power/money
Some fairly strong reporting out of the New York Times on Northwestern University’s campaign against their football players trying to unionize. Apparently, Northwestern is leaving no stone unturned, and administrators and others have used age-old threats, most or all of them specious. The reason seems clear: this isn’t about what little the athletes will gain.… More Lies, lies, and more lies: Northwestern U. works to crush athlete unionization vote
From the Department of Willful Truth Avoidance: University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson professes wonderment that college athletes could possibly want anything that universities aren’t already giving them. It can’t be that the players want anything, so, reasons Patterson, it must all be the fault of the lawyers: If our athletes get hurt, we… More University of Texas A.D. baffled: what could players possibly want?
This week, as long as we’re on the topic of NCAA athletes possibly unionizing:
As the NY Times reports, there’s continuing resistance to Northwestern football players’ proposed unionization. And it’s more of the same old, same old combination of, on the one hand, dividing workers, and on the other, suggesting that management is nice and has the employees’ best interests at heart.