NLRB Ruling to Allow Northwestern University Football Players to Unionize May Have Broad Implications

NLRB Ruling to Allow Northwestern University Football Players to Unionize May Have Broad Implications

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that Northwestern University football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships and have not exhausted their playing eligibility are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and therefore have the right unionize and engage in collective bargaining with their “employer.”