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Username Post: unionization?
PhD Student
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Reg: 11-29-04
02-12-24 05:50 AM - Post#363143    
    In response to internetter

Just curious. How does this work, exactly? If they strike, does the team just stop playing games? I know that won't look good for alumni, but it doesn't exactly impact the broader school 's operations or business.

I'm just a little bit lost on this concept. Anyone have insight?

If this is something real, then the Union chose a pretty weak starting point. This is one of the least revenue generating, least profitable, least prestige building, least irreplaceable teams in sports - against a school and league that doesn't care that much about sports and has a lot of financial capacity to deal with legal issues.

This is also one of the situations where they will have the least sympathy. Wouldn't fellow students and alumni resent them asking to be paid in a money losing sport which has brought little glory to the University - while the cost of tuition is rising? Do they threaten to leave the school? Would students stop attending classes and paying tuition and would professors stop showing up to support them?

As you can see, I'm not getting it. This feels like some students trying to build a story to tell about their courage - but it seems selfish in that it will hurt all of the student athletes - especially in non-revenue generating sports.

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