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Is the era of the student athlete over? This week on Belabored, we discuss the groundbreaking decision by National Labor Relations Board Region 13 that Northwestern University’s football players are employees and thus eligible to form a union. We are joined to break down the decision by Lee Adler of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Worker Institute, who discusses the work college athletes do, what impact this decision will have on athletes outside of the "major" sports, and the power shifts facing the NCAA.
We also look at a growing campaign to opt out of standardized testing, the difference between unemployment and retirement, the struggle against Amazon in Europe, the latest win for port truck drivers, and more.
Conversation with Lee Adler
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