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NCAA Student-Athletes Seek Collective Status in Suit for Wages

April 7, 2020, 9:27 PM

A group of East Coast student-athletes challenging their lack of wages argue that they’re similarly situated enough to other NCAA Division I competitors to proceed as a nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act collective.

All student-athletes are “assigned to work at D1 member schools and competition locations” across the U.S., required to perform the same primary duties, and subjected to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s zero-compensation policy, according to the motion filed Monday.

The evidence also suggests that the NCAA maintains significant control over its member schools, and that together they agree to “act as a consortium, or cartel, jointly handing ...