NLRB takes action to aid college athletes’ quest to become employees

In an interview last January, ESPN chief football analyst Kirk Herbstreit made a statement: You can make college athletes employees, too.

“I’m saying we’re on the way to syndication,” he said on the “Sorry My Take” podcast. “There we go.”

Less than a year later, the movement to make college athletes employees of their universities has taken another important step.

The Los Angeles District of the National Labor Relations Board plans to pursue unfair labor practice charges against USC, Pac-12, and the NCAA as sole and joint employers of FBS football players and Division I men’s and women’s basketball players.

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