Monday, May 12, 2014

Are College Athletes Employees? You can help the NLRB decide!

Getting ready to tackle another day's work.
We have done a few postings on the decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that college athletes (or at least football players at Northwestern) are employees and thus entitled to form a union with which the university would be required to negotiate.  (The decision is under appeal.)

Not surprisingly, university administrators - including UC prez Napolitano - don't think this is a good idea.

But now YOU can help the NLRB decide:

NLRB Office of Public Affairs

NLRB invites briefs on issues in the Northwestern University Athletes Case

May 12, 2014

The Board invites the filing of briefs in order to afford the parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in Northwestern (Case 13-RC-121359).  On April 24, 2014, the Board granted Northwestern University’s request for review of the Regional Director’s decision finding the University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and directing an election to take place. The election was held on April 25, 2014, but the ballots have not been counted.
To aid in the consideration of the issues raised in the case, the Board invites the filing of briefs from the parties and interested amici on or before June 26, 2014.

Click here to read the notice and invitation to file briefs.

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