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NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players' Union Bid


Joe Ambash was quoted in The New York Times on August 17, 2015. The article “NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players’ Union Bid” discussed the National Labor Relations Board recent dismissal of a petition by Northwestern football players who were seeking to unionize, effectively denying their claim that they are university employees and should be allowed to collectively bargain.

Joe was quoted on his take of the NLRB’s decision.

“This decision is politically smart,” said Joe, a lawyer who represented Brown University in front of the NLRB when its graduate teaching students sought to unionize. “The board would have faced a firestorm of protest if they made college football players employees.”

To read the full article, please visit The New York Times.


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