loader
Page is loading...
generic_insight_detail

NLRB Directs Election at Northwestern – Scholarship Football Players are Employees

Gerald Lutkus

Gerald F. Lutkus

Of Counsel (Retired)

The Region 13 Director of the NLRB  directed today that an election be held at Northwestern University to determine if the  scholarship athletes that play football at the University wish to be represented by a Union. In coming to that decision, Regional Director concluded that the scholarships athletes receive compensation from the university for the performance of athletic services and as such are employees.  The Director’s ruling, a copy of which is available here, also concludes that the athletic duties of grant-n-aid scholarship players do not  constitute a core element of their educational degree requirements and that the university’s academic faculty do not supervise the player’s athletic duties. The Regional Director excluded walk-on players from being included in the proposed bargaining unit because they did not receive compensation for their athletic services. The parties have until April 9, 2014 to file with the Board in Washington, D.C. a Request for Review of the Decision.


LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

RELATED ARTICLES

Tight Ship: Labor Board Reports Improvement In Case Handling Statistics

October 14, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Final Exam? NLRB to AGAIN Address Whether Grad Students are Employees

September 23, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Why It's Critical That Employers Choose Words Carefully at the Bargaining Table

September 20, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Uh-Oh: Company’s Social Media Policy Ruled Unlawful

September 18, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Another Win for Employer Property Rights: NLRB Loosens Discrimination Definition

September 13, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Subscribe

Do you want to receive more valuable insights directly in your inbox? Visit our subscription center and let us know what you're interested in learning more about.

View Subscription Center
RELATED TOPICS
College football
NLRB
Unions
Trending Connect
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to use cookies.