Regional NLRB Rules on Northwestern Football Players
April 3, 2014
The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago recently ruled that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act. The rationales for the ruling were the amount of revenue the players generated for the university and time spent by athletes on football-related activities versus academic activities.
The decision applies only to football scholarship athletes at private institutions. If the regional decision is not overturned on appeal, the players with scholarships will be able to vote on whether they want the College Athletes Players Association to represent them for purposes of collective bargaining.
In a March 26 statement, Northwestern University's vice president for university relations, Alan Cubbage, announced the institution's respectful disagreement with the decision and its plans to appeal the case to the full National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C.
Director, Tax Policy
- Financial Responsibility Scores Released for FY13
- IRS Publishes Guidance on "Cadillac" Health Coverage
- 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments Now Available Online
- ON-DEMAND: How to Build, Develop, and Support a Compliance Program at Your Institution
- ON-DEMAND: Strategic Tuition Assessment and Tuition Restructuring
- ON-DEMAND: Are Shared Services Right for Your Organization – The KU Journey
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: 2014 Annual Meeting
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Student Financial Services Conference
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Higher Education Accounting Forum
- A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th ed. - by Larry Goldstein
- NACUBO's Guide to Unitizing Investment Pools - by Mary S. Wheeler
- Managing and Collecting Student Accounts and Loans - by David R. Glezerman and Dennis DeSantis