Labor Board: Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago

By Emily Brosious
Mar. 28, 2014

In a precedent-setting decision, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled Wednesday that college athletes who receive scholarships to play for private universities qualify as employees under the National Labor Relations Act and have the right to unionize….Read the full story at Gapers Block.

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Northwestern University football players and others filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago offices seeking formal union recognition in January. (Photo/Terry Johnston via Flickr)


STORIFY: Northwestern Football Players Move to Unionize – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago

Members of Northwestern University’s football team are seeking to form the first ever college-athlete labor union, potentially signaling a major shift in college sports. See the full article and Storify report at Gapers Block.

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                           Sept. 8, 2012 – Northwestern Wildcats football team takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores.                      (Photo/Jim Larrison via Flickr)

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