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The Big Ten got some terrific PR yesterday, but excuse me if I’m skeptical at the idea they are enthused about the prospect of paying players.

I’ve been around universities a long time and I have *never* seen them willingly collaborate with labor.…
If you look at what Warren actually said, there’s nothing whatsoever in there that gestures to real material change in the political economy of the conference.
I’m old enough to remember when we got excited about a meeting between #WeAreUnited and the PAC 12 commish only to learn that the entire thing was media spectacle. What makes this different?
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As college football players across the U.S. have suddenly banded together in the #WeWantToPlay movement, those calling for widespread unionization of the group must understand that the law governing unionization in the U.S. makes that unlikely. 1/
The National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935 to provide workers returning to employment after the Great Depression protections. It provides U.S. employees of private employers the right to unionize. Key words: 1. Private employer and 2. employees. 2/
In 2014, Northwestern football players on scholarship filed a petition to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board used the Right to Control test to deem them employees who could vote to unionize. It is notable that this part of the NLRB’s ruling was never overturned. 3/
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BREAKING: Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott responded Monday to a letter from the #WeUnited group, expressing he’s open to dialogue.

@SInow obtained a copy of both documents.

“We are eager to hear more about your concerns and very happy to discuss.”
@SInow In this copy of the #WeAreUnited's letter to Larry Scott obtained by @SInow, they request daily Zoom meetings with Pac-12 ADs and Scott until demands are met.

The letter is signed by a player from 11 of 12 Pac-12 schools (not Colorado). Image
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Pac-12 football players’ demands include:

— Player-approved health standards enforced by 3rd party

— 50% of revenue distributed evenly to athletes

— Medical insurance for 6 years after college

— Reduce pay of Larry Scott, coaches, administrators…
Some other demands by Pac-12 football players:

— End lavish facility costs and use endowment funds to protect all sports

— Prohibit/void COVID-19 agreements that waive liability

— 2% of revenue to support financial aid for low-income Black students & community initiatives
Racial equality is a key theme of the Pac-12 players’ statement. “Because NCAA sports exploit college athletes physically, economically and academically, and also disproportionately harm Black college athletes, #WeAreUnited.”
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#AntifaTerrorists will be dealt with. #TimesUp You get what you deserve
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