Congress rides to the rescue.

Yeah, this is going to end well.

Congressional interest in the current state of college athletics will take another step forward Thursday when a House committee conducts a hearing to examine the recent decision by a regional chairman of the National Labor Relations Board to allow college football players at Northwestern University to unionize.

The Education and Workforce Committee will conduct a hearing titled “Big Labor on College Campuses: Examining the Consequences of Unionizing Student Athletes,” the committee said in a release.

And it’s good to see that the committee is approaching the issue with the open-mindedness that’s been a hallmark of Congressional deliberation since the beginning of the republic.

“The NLRB’s decision represents a radical departure from longstanding federal labor policies,” committee chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) said in the release. “Classifying student athletes as employees threatens to fundamentally alter college sports, as well as reduce education access and opportunity. The committee has a responsibility to thoroughly examine how the NLRB’s decision will affect students and their ability to receive a quality education.”

The fun part will be seeing who the witnesses are.  Don’t forget the popcorn!


Filed under Look For The Union Label, Political Wankery

5 responses to “Congress rides to the rescue.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    May the filibusters and anti-Obama rhetoric begin.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      The OBama Care website: Sunlight Foundation estimated it cost $70 million to build the much-maligned website, last number I read was 800 million and growing. Yikes.


  2. Russ

    I feel so much better knowing it’s in good hands now.


  3. DugLite

    Throw money at the problem without a plan or leadership. That always turns out good.


  4. AusDawg85

    Thank goodness someone is thinking of the children.