When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the football players at Northwestern University could unionize left everyone stunned. Not many people expected that the college athletes would qualify under the legal definition of “employee”, and therefore wouldn’t have the right to unionize. Apparently, the NLRB felt differently.
The NCAA issued a laughable statement when it was announced that the players were looking at unionizing back in January; while Northwestern issued a very supportive one. It’ll be interesting to see what the NCAA has to say now that the NLRB has agreed with the student athletes….and not the billion dollar “amateur” sports commission.
There are many questions that have been asked as a result of this unionization, and we will take a look at five of the more prevalent ones…from least prevalent to most: Continue Reading->
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