By Mark Gaston Pearce & Daphne Assimakopoulos

Diving into the history of “student-athlete” organizing rights, Pearce and Assimakopoulos publish a report explaining how even that term has a political economy of its own, coined by the NCAA as part of a legal strategy to avoid paying workers’ compensation to the widow of a football player who died after sustaining an injury in play.

In addition to historical analysis, this report covers recent federal developments at the Supreme Court and at the NLRB and considers the path out of the current unjust arrangement and towards a more just outcome for all parties involved.

Read the report below.

Organizing and the college athlete report