National Labor Relations Board rules in favor of Northwestern athletes’ bid to unionize

<p>Northwestern University | Sun-Times Media File Photo</p>

Northwestern University | Sun-Times Media File Photo

Northwestern athletes have won their union ruling. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: 

“In a decision that could upend college sports, the National Labor Relations Board regional director ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players are employees.

Peter Sung Ohr ordered a union election among the 85 players on scholarship.

Northwestern University says it will appeal to the full NLRB in Washington, D.C.

Further appeals are expected, possibly up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

John G. Adam, a lead attorney for the College Athletes Players Association, said Wednesday, “It’s definitely an historic event.””

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