Employment and Labor

NLRB Will Tackle Northwestern University Football Case

4/18/2014 | Article

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).

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