The 40-hour work week, paid time off, health care, retirement benefits, workers' comp, the end of making little kids go down into the coal mines... all that and more, brought to you by organized labor. My father was a miner, a proud UMW member. He was smart enough to recognize corruption at the top when he saw it (and there was plenty - look up Boyle, Tony), but corruption does not negate the positive aspects or the necessity of organized labor.
Now I'm not naive enough to say that nothing could possibly go wrong with this movement. Hell, if this goes to the courts, it might all fall through anyway. Personally, I always saw student-athletes as participants in a kind of work-study program. If nothing else, it's an interesting experiment. Regardless, people who are jumping up and down about this need to calm down. This is only the first step. Nothing has been decided or finalized. The announcement was basically a recommendation. The national NLRB will pick it up, and then it will likely go into the courts. Relax, people. Let it play out.