College Players Can Unionize, Labor Board Rules

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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?


Luke Bonner, co-founder of the College Athletes Players Association, which brought the case at the NLRB and former basketball player for UMASS

Larry Scott, commissioner of the PAC-12

Andrew Zimbalist, economics professor and sports economist at Smith College

Ellen Staurowsky, professor in sports management at Drexel University