College athletes take step toward forming union

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 30, 2014 5:05 a.m.

    I don't think any public school or college has the right to charge fees to watch student body players of sporting events. This is unconstitutional as the schools are doing it for the purpose of profit and not education requirements.

    Schools cannot sell the student body to private interest to make money, its a violation of rights and labor laws to use minors in any jobs intended to make the school or government money.

    I have reserved endorsement of this union of college students. The tax payers should not be the fall guy to schools cost of operations. Any student on a grant or subsidized student loan or contract funded by tax payers should not be eligible to earn money from tax payers as student.

    All College level sports are rated as amateur and not professional and paying people for services dissolves their status as amateur and a taxable liability. Tax payers cannot be held accountable to fund an hire professionals sports figures as advertising, is illegal for schools to use tax funds.

    This union violates the armature rules and laws in the education system, tax funds cannot buy representative for students.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Jan. 29, 2014 5:57 p.m.

    How much more will season tickets cost.

  • Michael Matthews Omaha, NE
    Jan. 29, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    If they win, they aren't going to get what they think they are going to get. Since you will have to pay every single student athlete the same amount... the football players will get about $500 a semester after they pay all the other athletes in all the other programs. Think Women's Lacrosse and Men's Soccer and ...