The end of college sports? Northwestern student athletes granted permission to unionize

In a decision that could really shake up college sports, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that college football players at Northwestern University can unionize. While the school argued college athletes don’t fit into the same category of other unionized worker, the federal agency sided with the students – stating the athletes qualify as employees under federal law and, therefore, can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

If you are a regular listener, you may know Jeffy’s son Elvis was an offensive tackle at the University of Missouri from 2007 to 2012. On radio this morning, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy discussed the possibility of students unionizing and why that would spell disaster for college athletics.

“How are they employees? I mean [the school is] paying their tuition… [so] how do they work for [them],” Pat asked. “They don't work for [the school]. They have accepted an offer to come and play football there. That's not exactly a job yet. It's a job when you get to the NFL.”

As Fox News reported, College Athletes Players Association attorneys argued college football is essentially a commercial enterprise that relies on the players to generate billions of dollars in profits. That relationship, according to the CAPA, resembles that of an employer/employee.

“There's an exchange here of goods and services, right,” Stu asked. “They are getting the education. They know what they are doing. It's not as if they are told they will be paid and aren't. They know exactly what they are getting.”

Currently, the push to unionize is only occurring in private schools because the National Labor Relations Board does not have jurisdiction over public universities. This could create a real problem if some athletes begin to unionize or receive a salary while students at other schools do not.

“You could wind up with a situation where some are unionized, some are paid and some aren't. This would be a real problem. It would wind up being an absolute mess for college athletics,” Pat concluded. “If you are going to open it for everybody to unionize, it will be an ugly situation and it will change the face of college athletics as we know it. It will not be the same ever again. And it's a shame. So I, for one, hope this gets overturned.”

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Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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First, President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has floated the idea of taxing every mile you drive as a way to pay for Biden's massive infrastructure spending proposal. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump. It's almost as if they want you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible.

Watch the video clip below to see Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere react to the Biden administration's latest plan for taking more of your money:

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California's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new, multi-million-dollar Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will be offered statewide with many of the state's largest school districts making it a requirement for graduation. According to National Review, the curriculum is "probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world."

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck reacted to the newly approved curriculum, calling it "the craziest, most terrifying story I have ever had to report."

Glenn read an excerpt from the National Review report describing the curriculum:

Students are to be taught that white Christian settlers committed "theocide" against indigenous tribes when they arrived in the New World by murdering Native American gods and replacing them with the Christian God. According to the curriculum, this replacement ushered in a regime defined by "coloniality, dehumanization, and genocide," and the "explicit erasure and replacement of holistic Indigeneity and humanity." But all is not lost, we are told. For students will learn that they have the power and the responsibility to build a social order defined by "countergenocide," which will eventually supplant the last vestiges of colonial Christianity and pave the way for the "regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity."

Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka — whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism — asking him for the power to be "warriors" for "social justice." Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking "healing epistemologies" and "a revolutionary spirit." Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for "liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization," after which students shout "Panche beh! Panche beh!" in pursuit of ultimate "critical consciousness."

Glenn explained some of the horrifying details of the Aztec worship traditions California's educators and administrators seek to "regenerate," including human sacrifice by the tens of thousands, cannibalism, and the severe and prolonged torture and sacrifice of children.

"Those are the gods that they [the Board of Education in California] think really need to be worshiped and brought back in our understanding because that whole Christian God was only about 'oppression'," Glenn said sardonically.

"Gang, we are in biblical-sized trouble," he added. "We are under attack from the forces of darkness unlike anything I've ever seen before ... because the soul of our nation, and the soul of children, is at stake."

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Cigna — the 13th largest corporation in the U.S. measured by revenue — has recently started teaching employees critical race theory. Those lessons, however, have been "quietly" protested by some workers who leaked lesson screenshots to the Washington Examiner.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and co-host Stu Burguiere discussed a lesson on "inclusive language" — and you won't believe which phrases Cigna classifies as offensive. Do you use any of these phrases in your daily life?

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