Northwestern players can unionize, board rules
March 27, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the university and should therefore be entitled to be represented in collective bargaining.
The ruling Wednesday by regional NLRB director Peter Sung Ohr opens the door for the players to unionize in what could be a landscape-changing decision in college athletics.
Northwestern said it was "disappointed" by the ruling and plans to appeal.