Ohio lawmakers move to prevent student athletes from unionizing

Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Reporter

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Legislation specifies that students attending state universities are not public employees when participating in athletics for the state university
  • Ohio lawmakers are preemptively moving to prevent student athletes from unionizing.

    Tucked away on page 407 of an amendment to Ohio’s state budget, lawmakers included a provision clearly stating student athletes are not public employees even when participating in university athletics.

    “Specifies that students attending state universities are not public employees based upon participating in athletics for the state university,” the legislation reads.

    A spokesperson for Rep. Ron Amstutz (R), chair of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee, declined to comment as the legislation is still pending.

    This provision comes just weeks after the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of Northwestern University football players, subsequently recognizing them as university employees and granting them the right to unionize.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @katie0509

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Reporter

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, Kaitlyn was a reporter at Red Alert Politics and covered business and restaurants for the Alexandria Times.  

    More By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    LATEST TWEETS

    Patricia
    @WeeonePat - 33 min ago

    Georgia professor bans students from saying ‘bless you’ in class http://t.co/YvbylYD1Cx via @campusreform

    alaz1229
    @alaz1229 - 58 min ago

    UNC professors call for boycott of Israeli academic institutions http://t.co/YvqoLGChD5 via @campusreform

    Richard Oberlander
    @rtoberl - 1 hour ago

    Georgia professor bans students from saying ‘bless you’ in class http://t.co/ZBhMjWR1d1 via @campusreform

    Adam
    @Adam_Baz - 2 hours ago

    UNC professors call for boycott of Israeli academic institutions http://t.co/kuoNa3dLne via @campusreform

    CampusReform.org
    @campusreform - 2 hours ago

    RT @CalebBonham: The power of Christ...I mean...California...compels Catholic universities to pay for abortion. http://t.co/Bus5jb2NPs via …

    Caleb Bonham
    @CalebBonham - 2 hours ago

    The power of Christ...I mean...California...compels Catholic universities to pay for abortion. http://t.co/Bus5jb2NPs via @campusreform

    sam h
    @samhejja - 2 hours ago

    UNC professors call for boycott of Israeli academic institutions http://t.co/ctntYUKCd4 via @campusreform

    A Federal Farmer
    @AFederalFarmer - 2 hours ago

    Catholic Church needs to announce the closing of ALL Universities, Hospitals et al @CalebBonham @campusreform

    Caleb Bonham
    @CalebBonham - 2 hours ago

    California says two Catholic universities must pay for abortion http://t.co/Bus5jb2NPs via @campusreform

    worldenron
    @worldenron - 2 hours ago

    UNC professors call for boycott of Israeli academic institutions http://t.co/nTTuZAv8jP via @campusreform #GazaUnderAttack

    Latest 30 Articles