"Chicago NLRB OKs Northwestern University Football Players' Petition to Unionize," Workforce Magazine

March 29, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Workforce Magazine covered breaking labor and employment news in their article, “Chicago NLRB Oks Northwestern University Football Players’ Petition to Unionize.” Workforce Magazine turned to Joseph Bryan to find out how this ruling could impact other universities and next steps for parties involved in the matter. Bryan suggests that if the decision holds up after what is expected to be a very long appeal process, the players’ union will be able to bargain with the university over wages, hours and conditions of employment. In addition, the players could bargain for extended health coverage or even, the requirements placed on them concerning endorsements just like professional players in the National Football League.

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