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Feb 11 2015

Blitman & King Presents on Northwestern Football Case and Unionization of College Athletes

Brian J. LaClair, Esq., recently participated in a panel discussion on the unionization of college athletes in the context of the Northwestern football case pending before the NLRB.  During the presentation, Mr. LaClair discussed the factual circumstances that led the Northwestern football players to seek to organize and advocated in favor of allowing college athletes to unionize.  The program, which was sponsored by the NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, was titled “College Athletes Players Association v. Northwestern University: Implications of the NLRB Regional Director’s Decision that Scholarship Football Players are ‘Employees’ Under the National Labor Relations Act.”  Unionization of College Athletes.