A labor agency has invited outside parties to weigh in on whether Northwestern football players should be able to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has posted a notice asking groups not directly involved in the dispute to submit arguments for or against unionization by June 26. A regional director of the NLRB ruled in March that football players at the Chicago-area university are employees and have a right to unionize. The Big Ten school is appealing the ruling to the full labor agency board in Washington. The would-be union, the College Athletes Players Association, wants the landmark ruling upheld. The Northwestern players voted on unionization April 25. But the ballots are sealed until after the appeals process.
Support Your Public Radio Station