Big Labor is moving into college sports and it could end amateur athletics forever

Mar 13, 2024

University campuses all over the United States have turned into woke breeding grounds for the next generation of extreme left-wing activists.

And now, not even college basketball courts are safe from the radical leftist invasion of American institutions.

Now, this Ivy League basketball team just made an insane deal with Big Labor that could end college sports as we know it.

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For years now, the world of professional sports has been ignoring its fan base and embracing the self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.”

For the second year in a row, the NFL played the so-called “black national anthem” at the Super Bowl, and it was the League where kneeling in protest of the Star-Spangled Banner began.

The NBA has plastered courts and jerseys with Black Lives Matter logos and slogans.

MLB and the NHL each host pride nights and force players to adorn rainbow uniforms.

Even NASCAR has tried to silence drivers who don’t bow down to the phony leftist narrative with serious suspensions and re-education training.

And now college basketball is jumping on the woke bandwagon.

Ivy League basketball team unionizes

Critics of paying collegiate athletes beyond the free high-education and room-and-board they already received warned doing so could potentially change college sports forever.

In 2019, California started a trend by passing a law forcing the NCAA to allow student-athletes to make money from their likenesses.

By 2021, 20 states had passed similar legislation, and the NCAA, seeing the writing on the wall, caved and lifted its ban on athletes getting paid from third parties.

And just last month, the next nail was driven into the casket.

In early February, and after years of trying, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – a government agency stacked with union officials – deemed that the Dartmouth University basketball team, since they’re “paid” for their “work,” are actually “employees” of the school.

And as employees of a university, they’re entitled to unionize.

Now, the Associated Press is reporting that last week, the Dartmouth Big Green basketball team voted to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

According to the AP, the 15-player team voted 13-2 to join the SEIU.

In a statement, the players admitted that the move symbolizes the end of amateur sports.

“Today is a big day for our team,” said Dartmouth juniors Cade Haskins and Romeo Myrthil, who are the players that led the effort. “We stuck together all season and won this election. It is self-evident that we, as students, can also be both campus workers and union members. “Dartmouth seems to be stuck in the past. It’s time for the age of amateurism to end.”

Big changes coming to college sports

It remains to be seen what this means for the future of “student-athletes” and collegiate sports.

However, the move is raising a lot of questions.

For example, what if a coach benches or even cuts a player?

They could run afoul of NLRB bargaining rules.

If a student doesn’t like his pay or how the coach is using him, can he sit out?

If so, how would doing so impact his graduation status?

How does being a supposed “school employee” impact the transfer portal?

The questions are endless.

Dartmouth fears the move could get the team booted from the NCAA altogether.

The university is appealing the NLRB ruling.

“For Ivy League students who are varsity athletes, academics are of primary importance, and athletic pursuit is part of the educational experience,” school officials said.

“Classifying these students as employees simply because they play basketball is as unprecedented as it is inaccurate. We, therefore, do not believe unionization is appropriate.”
As for the NCAA, they’ll be taking their case to the U.S. Congress.

“The association believes change in college sports is long overdue and is pursuing significant reforms,” the governing body said. “However, there are some issues the NCAA cannot address alone, and the association looks forward to working with Congress to make needed changes in the best interest of all student-athletes.”

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