Tag: Northwestern University

NLRB dismisses petition to unionize Northwestern football players

Just how the dismissal of the petition to unionize some Northwestern University football players will affect other representation issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is uncertain, but one issue the Board didn’t touch is whether scholarship football players should be considered employees. The NLRB announced on August 17 that it had unanimously decided […]


NLRB invites briefs in Northwestern football case

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting interested parties to submit briefs on the Northwestern University football case. Briefs must be submitted on or before June 26, 2014. At the request of the university, the NLRB agreed on April 24 to review the decision of a regional director finding that the university’s scholarship football […]


NLRB regional director orders union election for Northwestern football players

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are entitled to a union election because they’re essentially employees of the private university located in Evanston, Illinois. Peter Sung Ohr, Region 13 director of the NLRB, issued an order on March 26 that a union representation […]