COLLEGE ATHLETES CAN UNIONIZE—BUT WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NCAA AND BEYOND?

By Bonnie H. Shu, Attorney at Law In a shocking (or perhaps not so shocking) move, a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has held that football players receiving scholarships at a private university are “employees” of the university for which they play for, thereby permitting them to organize under the NLRA. This decision … More COLLEGE ATHLETES CAN UNIONIZE—BUT WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NCAA AND BEYOND?

NLRB General Counsel Stakes Out an Aggressive Agenda

By Stephen R. McCutcheon, Jr., Attorney at Law The National Labor Relations Board has regional offices throughout the United States, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Power is generally delegated to the regional offices which conduct elections, and investigate claims of unfair labor practices.  On February 25, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin issued a … More NLRB General Counsel Stakes Out an Aggressive Agenda