National Labor Relations Board
Northwestern players are set to vote April 25 on whether to unionize.
Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.
With the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago deciding Northwestern University football players qualify as employees of the university comes the question of whether they’d have to pay taxes on their scholarships.
The key question is whether college athletes will be considered employees.
The National Labor Relations Board has set arguments for next week over whether Northwestern University football players can form a union and have protections as employees of the school.
Recent graduate and former quarterback Kain Colter was once the face of Northwestern football, now he’s the face of a first-of-its-kind labor union, hoping to protect the future of all college athletes.
The union representing workers at the Park Hyatt Hotel has filed charges with federal labor authorities, after the wintertime heat lamps were turned on during a picket in the midst of the heat wave last week.
NFL team owners are now arguing that players failed to bargain in good faith during failed negotiations earlier this month, and that the move to decertify the union was simply a negotiating ploy.