Warren Says College Athletes Should Be Able to Unionize After NCAA Move

Labor News

Getty Images

Reprinted from The Hill by Owen Daugherty on October 29, 2019.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) called the NCAA’s announcement Tuesday that it’s opening the door to allowing student athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses a “good start,” but suggested it should be just the beginning.

“This is a good start,” the 2020 presidential candidate tweeted. “Now it’s time to allow them to join a union—and get paid.”

Her comments Tuesday comes just hours after the NCAA’s top governing body unanimously voted to start a process that would allow student-athletes to be compensated while in school.

The NCAA board said in its decision that “modernization” of policies should occur with regards to a list of guidelines, including assurances that student-athletes are “treated similarly to non-athlete students unless a compelling reason exists to differentiate.” …

The Hill 10/29

RELATED POSTS:  Amazon Fires Warehouse Worker Who Staged Walkout
About Jeffrey Burman 5246 Articles
Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

UA-83546600-1 UA-145349484-1