Athlete group files NLRB complaint accusing NCAA of misclassifying players as 'student-athletes' rather than employees

Nov 13, 2021

A new advocacy group has filed a U.S. labor board complaint against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in what could be the first step in determining whether the government will treat college athletes as employees with union rights.

The National Labor Relations Board filing accused the NCAA of violating federal labor law by misclassifying its players as “student-athletes,” rather than employees with workplace protections.

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