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 The Absurd, Cowardly, and Morally Bankrupt NLRB Decision Against the Northwestern Football Union


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 The Absurd, Cowardly, and Morally Bankrupt NLRB Decision Against the Northwestern Football Union

Dave Zirin

The decision by the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a previous decision from March 2014 and deny Northwestern football players the right to unionize was as cockamamie as it was craven.


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Top shelf as usual, Mr. Zirin.


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What does anyone expect from a state institution, or any private for-profit educational entity, that has " bilked " generations of young men and women out of their labors to feed the professional sports teams in the U.S. Which, of course, feeds the advertisers, media and " the well-oiled machine " of stock owner value and return on investment. University donors and endowments: the U.S. tax code says it's so, so it must be so, right? That young men and women are permanently injured, lied to and get poor academic advice without recompense, matters not a whit, because they are the property of the respective athletic departments. To understand what the odds are of becoming a well paid athlete, just read Jim Bouton's Ball Four, when baseball ruled the American sporting roost. The opening page lets you know you'd be better off playing the lottery and saving your elbows, knees, necks, shoulders and brains for something more beneficial and longer lasting, too. The love of the game is fine but the love of money is sickening, here. " Make a living, not a killing ". Utah Phillips