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Unions Hail NLRB Official’s Ruling That College Athletes Can Unionize

CHICAGO –Unions hailed a National Labor Relations Board official’s ruling on March 26 that athletes at private universities nationwide – such as Northwestern, where the case occurred – are employees of the institutions and thus can unionize. NLRB Chicago Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr said Northwestern’s football players can hold a board-sanctioned election on whether to unionize with the College […]

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Northwestern University Footballers, with Steelworkers Backing, File Union Election Cards

With virtually unanimous player support, and with Steelworker backing, football players at Northwestern University filed a formal petition and signed union recognition election cards with the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago regional office on Jan. 28. If the players win the vote – which will occur only after NLRB hearings and rulings and possible appeals to the courts, they admitted […]

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