It’s an Obama world.
This is what they’re teaching kids at Northwestern University.
If you play a sport you should get payed – It’s your fair share.
Northwestern football players filed a petition in January demanding the school recognize the athletes as employees.
The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago changed the definition of employee today to include student-athlete.
The board decided Northwestern football players can unionize.
The players want to get paid.
The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the school said Wednesday.
The ruling has not yet been posted to the National Labor Relations Board website, but in a statement, Northwestern acknowledged the ruling and says it plans to appeal.
The players’ petition was a way to get a seat at the bargaining table in college sports and could change the landscape of the NCAA model.
Northwestern University fought the petition by saying its players are students and not employees.
But the board’s decision indicates that there was enough evidence presented that the athletes are employees of the university — getting paid in the form of scholarships, working between 20 and 50 hours per week and generating millions of dollars for their institutions.
The athletes have said they’re seeking better medical coverage, concussion testing, four-year scholarships and the possibility of being paid.
It’s about time Northwestern dropped their football program.