I think this is a overreaction to the word "union" and some people are conditioned to freak out over that.
I sure hope that is the case. But, I do believe that "the powers that be" are risking far more than they should with this...a small stipend would have satisfied nearly everyone. This? Who knows if it will have a dramatic effect or no effect at all?
Josh Mitchell, Captain 2014:
“Just like the seniors in front of us, they didn’t want to go 9-4. They didn’t want to be that team that was just, what I would say, average."