Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: March 26, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

College athletes can unionize, federal agency says



CHICAGO (AP) — In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.
Wednesday’s landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board means the players are deemed employees under federal law and so can create the nation’s first college athletes’ union.
Union lawyers argued the Big Ten school’s football players are part of a commercial enterprise that generates hefty profits through their labor.
The NCAA, Big Ten Conference and the private school vehemently opposed the union drive. Northwestern argued that college athletes are students and can’t be put in the same category as factory workers.
The ruling in Chicago by director Peter Ohr can be appealed to the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Felony charge withdrawn from crash case
arrow Washington's Trail 1753 gets assistance
arrow Celebrating traditions
arrow At long last, liver patient comes home
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Route 68 accident requires medical helicopter
arrow Police Reports
arrow Firefighters quickly douse house fire
arrow High winds cause some problems in county