College Athletes Win First Battle in Labor Union Movement!

Dear Commons Community,

A group of college football players led by former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has won its case against Northwestern University in the National Labor Relations Board, putting it on the path toward official unionization (see full ruling in PDF form).  As of now, the NLRB considers a group of college football players labor, determining “players receiving scholarships from the Employer are ’employees’ and therefore entitled to unionize.

This ruling is subject to appeals that will likely drag on for years.

Still this is huge news.


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