Memo: College Football Players are Employees

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From Campus Reform:

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel said this week that football players at private universities are employees, and should be protected against “unfair labor practices.”

Inside Higher Ed reports that Richard Griffin sent a memorandum to the NLRB’s regional directors Tuesday declaring that “scholarship football players in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision private-sector colleges and universities are employees,” opening the door for football players at private institutions to campaign for their own interests as employees, which may include asking for pay without fear of retaliation.