Lawyers warn of consequences when allowing college athletes to form a union

There are many complex issues that arise by letting Northwestern football players unionize

Despite a recent ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that football players at Northwestern University have a right to form a union, there are many complex issues and unintended consequences that can emerge from the decision.

The specific concerns – many of which relate to employment law – were voiced last week by witnesses testifying before the House Education and the Workforce Committee. 

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