Thursday, May 1, 2014

Don't Confuse Norma Rae with Janet Napolitano

Norma Rae, not Janet
Columnist Patt Morrison interviewed UC prez Napolitano in the LA Times on various issues related to UC.  Among these issues is the matter of whether college athletes are essentially employees and thus eligible for unionization.  Blog readers will know that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has so-ruled in a case at a non-UC university involving football players.  (The decision is under appeal.)

In the interview, we find:

Morrison: What about the movement to unionize student athletes?

Napolitano: Some NCAA rules look kind of nutty, so I do think it's time for the NCAA to look at itself, but I think a union's not the way to go.

Full interview at

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