The NLRB decided to help college athletes become employed

In an interview last January, ESPN senior football analyst Kirk Herbstreit made a proclamation: You might as well make college athletes employees.

“I’m saying we’re on the road to unionization,” he said on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. “That’s where we’re headed.”

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

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

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