Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
College Players Can Unionize, Labor Board RulesDownload audio (MP3)
Northwestern University football players are school employees and should have the right to form unions, according to a landmark ruling released Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board. We'll discuss what the decision means for the NCAA and college sports, and debate the perennial question: Should college athletes, who generate enormous sums for their schools, be paid?
Host: Dave Iverson
- Andrew Zimbalist, economics professor and sports economist at Smith College
- Ellen Staurowsky, professor in sports management at Drexel University
- Larry Scott, commissioner of the PAC-12
- Luke Bonner, co-founder of the College Athletes Players Association, which brought the case at the NLRB and former basketball player for UMASS