NLRB Rules for Northwestern Players

In a move that could have major impact on college athletics, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's firs tcollege athlete's union. The decision means the NLRB agrees that the athletes qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize. The university argued against the plan, which was started by outgoing Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and supported financially by the United Steelsorkers Union. For now the push to organize is limited to private schools like Northwestern, because the federal labor agency does not have jurisdiction over public universities. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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