I will attach 2 readings and one video, please read the readings and watch the video and answer the following questions:

Here are the links of the reading and the video:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700299-this-is-what-its-like-to-chase-your-pro-baseball-dreamsfor-12-bucks-an-hour

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/wg1gm6/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-american-soccer-s-gender-wage-gap

Questions:

1) What are the issues facing college athletes as outlined in the Sports Illustrated article? (For those in the class who are or have been college athletes, do these conditions sound familiar to you?) Based upon your understanding of industrial relations, what solutions might be possible?

2) What is the basis of the class action suit currently waged by minor league baseball players and Major League Baseball (MLB)?

As usual, think of some other sports economic/labor topics that you may want to discuss that relate to fairness and employee relations. Here is a video (somewhat satirical) about the pay gap from men to women in U.S. Soccer…

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