When Kain Colter and the Northwestern football players brought upon the idea of unionization a few months ago, they were chastised to no end and the case was deemed as anything but winnable for the most part. Well, there were a lot of people proven wrong on Wednesday as the CAPA won the case with the NLRB, and will now take their efforts to Washington, D.C.
Wow … @CAPAssociation wins its case at the NLRB. College athletes are on their way to a union. Victory for ex-Northwestern QB Kain Colter.
— Chris Emma (@CEmmaScout) March 26, 2014
It was mainly the NCAA that was arguing the fact that college athletes aren’t employees, but the NLRB sees things a little differently.
The NCAA & its member institutions screamed loudly that college athletes aren’t employees. The National Labor Relations Board disagrees.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 26, 2014
We all knew that something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and now the dream for some of college athletes getting paid for their efforts is close to becoming a reality more than ever.