Well, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed the regional director in Chicago who had ruled that Northwestern University football players could form a union. The ruling from the national level found, instead that allowing union organizing could lead to imbalances in competitive football. See CBS news report. The ruling did not address
Northwestern Univ. Football Players Can Form Union
The National Labor Relations Board has decided that college athletes can form a union. To reach that determination, the NLRB had to first find that football players are "employees" of the school. Football players at Northwestern University had sought to form a union. I first wrote about their request here.
The Northwestern University quarterback…
College Football Players Seek to Form a Union
Every so often, I talk with an employee who has been treated badly by his employer, but for whom there is no lawsuit available. S/he has no discrimination claim. The employee is simply treated unfairly, for which there is no remedy in Texas. So, I typically tell such clients they should form a union if…