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NLRB Stops Northwestern Football Players' Push for Union


Scott Schneider was quoted in Chicago Sun-Times on August 17, 2015. The article “NLRB Stops Northwestern Football Players' Push for Union” discussed the National Labor Relations Board recent ruling in which they deemed that Northwestern players couldn’t unionize because it would affect universities outside the board’s jurisdiction and possibly give some schools a competitive advantage.

Scott weighed in on the ruling.

“If another school’s athletes say we want to unionize, they’re leaving the door open,” said Scott.

The board likely felt that college athlete unionization would be better served by a ruling with a wider scope, he said.

By issuing such a noncommittal ruling, the board is saying, “Allowing Northwestern University players to unionize wouldn’t have accomplished anything,” he said.

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