Buffalo guard Dontay Caruthers, right, is defended by Dartmouth guard Brendan Barry during the first half of a game in Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 21, 2018. Fifteen members of the 2023-24 Dartmouth men’s basketball team have moved to form a union. | Adrian Kraus, Associated Press
Fifteen members of the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team have moved to form a union, and the sports world is buzzing with commentary on whether the effort will be successful.
Although most observers agree that the news is significant, college basketball experts don’t agree on whether it will lead to actual change.
They do share the sense that we won’t have that answer for a long time. The new unionization effort, like other attempts to receive compensation for playing college sports, will take years to play out.
“As is often true with law, change … is slow and must go through extensive procedure. So be cautious with the inevitably exaggerated and probably inaccurate media headlines on this,” wrote Michael McCann, who serves as a legal expert for Sportico, on X, the social media platform formerly called Twitter.
What is happening with Dartmouth basketball players?
The 15 men’s basketball players at Dartmouth involved in the unionization effort have “filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union,” according to The Athletic.
“Team managers and supervisors were excluded from the filing, which was issued with the help of the New England-based Local 560 chapter of the Service Employees International Union,” the article said.
Their move follows a similar effort that began in 2014 football players at Northwestern University tried — but ultimately failed — to unionize.
“The NLRB unanimously decided in August 2015 not to accept jurisdiction over the matter. At that time, it said the board had no jurisdiction over public schools, addressing the Northwestern effort would run counter to the National Labor Relations Act’s charge that the board create stable…
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Publish date : 2023-09-14 22:30:00
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