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NLRB Won't Bar College-Athlete Unions, But Prospects Dim

8.17.15

Jim Walters was quoted on Law360 on August 17, 2015. The article “NLRB Won't Bar College-Athlete Unions, But Prospects Dim” discussed how the National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling in the Northwestern University football players case has punted the question of whether the athletes qualified as union-eligible employees. Although the decision didn't preclude student-athlete unionization, it suggested such an organizing push might be a legal Hail Mary.

Jim was quoted on his take of the NLRB’s ruling.

“It was a political hot potato without any nutritional value,” Jim said of the case.

To read the full article, please visit Law360.

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