Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

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Student Assistants at Private Colleges and Universities Can Unionize

Posted in Union Organizing
Last week, the NLRB majority ruled that undergraduate and graduate students providing services as teaching or research assistants at private colleges and universities could be “employees” of their school within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act. Therefore, these students could collectively bargain with their school.  The NLRB’s holding marks another chapter in the… Continue Reading

NLRB Regional Director Holds Northwestern University Football Players Are Employees, And Can Unionize

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
By: Nelson D. Cary, Michael J. Shoenfelt Yesterday, the NLRB’s regional director for Region 13(Chicago), Peter Ohr, issued a 24-page ruling in which he held that college football players at Northwestern University were employees entitled to the right to organize.  Ohr reasoned that the players met the standard for an employee under the NLRA and… Continue Reading