NLRB Will Tackle Northwestern University Football Case
By Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. and Okechi C. Ogbuokiri
Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board, recently ruled that collegiate student-athletes who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are considered ‘‘employees’’ and entitled to form a union for the purpose of collective bargaining. Northwestern University, Case 13-RC-121359 (Mar. 26, 2014).