Biden’s Labor Department is about to turn college sports upside down with this insane ruling

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College sports are undergoing a wholesale transformation as the rules are drastically changed. 

Things are about to get even more muddled after the federal government stepped in.

Now Biden’s Labor Department is about to turn college sports upside down with this insane ruling.

The biggest changes in more than a generation are underway in college sports after the Supreme Court found that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) amateurism model was in violation of federal antitrust laws.

The door was opened for college athletes to be compensated for their name, image, and likeness (NIL).

Student athletes getting paid opened the door for Democrats to achieve a long-held dream of turning them into unionized government workers. 

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a surprising ruling that said members of the men’s basketball team at Dartmouth College are employees of the school, which means they can be unionized.

Since the basketball players are allegedly compensated for playing basketball, the ruling said they are considered employees of the school under federal labor law.

“Because Dartmouth has the right to control the work performed by the Dartmouth men’s basketball team, and the players perform that work in exchange for compensation, I find that the petitioned-for basketball players are employees within the meaning of the [National Labor Relations] Act,” the NLRB ruling stated. “Additionally, I find that asserting jurisdiction would not create instability in labor relations. Accordingly, I shall direct an election in the petitioned-for unit.”

The case was brought forward by a local branch of the far-Left Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – which has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Democrats over the years.

The players were declared employees of the school even though Dartmouth doesn’t pay them.

The NLRB found that the men’s basketball team receiving apparel from the school counted as compensation and thus made them employees of Dartmouth.

A regional director for the NLRB issued a similar ruling in 2015 for Northwestern University’s football team that was later overturned.

Dartmouth responded to the ruling by pointing out that the school doesn’t pay its student athletes and actually loses money on its athletic programs.

“It’s important to understand that unlike other institutions where athletics generates millions of dollars in net revenue, the costs of Dartmouth’s athletics program far exceed any revenue from the program,” a Dartmouth spokeswoman said. “We also do not compensate our athletes, nor do we provide athletic scholarships; all scholarships are based on financial need.”

The changes underway at the NCAA open the door for unions to place more people under the thumb of their forced representation.

Since union participation in the private sector is dying off, unions are targeting government and education sectors that are at little risk of going out of business or relocating overseas.

Unionizing student athletes is a scheme to provide more potential dues-paying members in order to fund their political operations at the expense of college sports and athletes.

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