Northwestern players denied request to form first union for athletes

Published August 17, 2015

Nellie Drew, adjunct professor of sports law, is quoted in an article on the front page of about Monday’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board to deny the request by Northwestern football players to form the first union for athletes. “This is really a case where they may have lost the battle, but won the war,” she said. “Kain Colter has a lot to be proud of. This has had ramifications which are spreading throughout the NCAA, not just for football, but across the board. Conditions have improved substantially.”

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