Re: Fox News Just Reported CFB UNIONS OK
The universities and conferences are too strong they will lobby and the common legal definition of employee will be amended to not include student athletes. The NFL and NBA will back the schools because they don't want to spend the money on a minor league.
Also if scholarships are compensation how are they going to pay taxes on the income? So say a player gets a scholarship of 40k a year and makes 10k salary. Taxes at 20% will be the entire 10k in liquid salary. Now you are back to having no money.
There are many implications but it is way to early to really mean anything. This vote gave 1 private university the right to organize. No bearing on public universities. Nothing saying they had to unionize. If they are employees do they have access to pension plans? Any union in place will side with the school because it can't afford to lose a piece of a dwindling pension