NLRB's Decision Allowing Northwestern University Football Players to Unionize May Have Significant, and Perhaps Unintended, Consequences

03.27.14

On March 26, 2014, Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (Chicago) held that Northwestern University football players are employees of the university and have the right to unionize. Relying on the broad common law definition of "employee," the NLRB ruled that football players that receive scholarships are employees because of the university's right... Continue Reading

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