Northwestern Football Players Can't Unionize After All
After the previous decision was overturned, the Northwestern football team will not be allowed to form a union to bargain with the university.By Ryan Biek | August 17, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has unanimously ruled Northwestern University football players do not have the right to form a union.
This overturns the board's own decision in March 2014, deeming the athletes employees of the university and giving them bargaining rights.
The College Athletes Players Association, which petitioned for the players, argued for guaranteed medical coverage, an educational trust fund and compensation for commercial sponsorships players could receive if they were considered professionals.