Editorial: NLRB Drops The Ball On College Sports Unions

The Connecticut Law Tribune


By now, every collegiate sports fan is aware that the National Labor Relations Board's Chicago regional office has declared Northwestern University college football athletic scholarship recipients eligible for union representation.

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  • David Arthur

    Add to the last paragraph, "Shouldn‘t the athletes be paying to the IRS income taxes on the value of the scholarship?"

  • Oh, come off it, you frustrated sophistical jock. Perhaps unions aren‘t the way to go, but the NCAA and universities have been getting away with murder [sometimes literally!] for too long and must no longer be allowed to exploit what amount to semi-pro athletes, most of whom don‘t go on to be pros. Come to think of it, why not start by dumping the NCAA? It‘s a reprehensible cartel that exists for nobody‘s benefit but its own and that of its overpaid executives.

    And the legally monopolistic professional sports leagues are another disgrace, as are the cells of the IOC. But that‘s a whole nother story . . .

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