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Warren calls for college athletes to unionize after NCAA agrees to let players earn money

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Elizabeth Warren urged the NCAA to allow players to be paid and form unions after the association ruled to let them earn money from their names and likenesses.

On Tuesday, the NCAA board of governors ruled that athletes would be allowed to cash in on their fame, including profits from sales of merchandise with their name or image, marking the first time the NCAA has given a green light to athletes receiving formal payment related to their college athletic careers.

Warren called on the NCAA to take it two steps further by allowing players to be paid for their time and to be able to form unions.

Warren has been working to secure union votes as part of her 2020 presidential bid.

She recently announced a plan that would overhaul labor laws to bolster unions. Last summer, Warren’s campaign also agreed to allow workers to unionize, following in the footsteps of Bernie Sanders’ campaign.