Northwestern Votes on Unions, What Does It Mean?
In five years, we may all look back and point toward April 25th, 2014 as the day the NCAA died.
Only a few weeks after a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Northwestern University’s football players qualify as employees of the school, rather than student-athletes, the team voted, on that day, on whether or not to unionize. We will not know, for some time, the results of that vote – the secret balloting will remain secret until a university appeal is heard – but there is little doubt among experts that what happened on Friday may change the face of collegiate athletics.
One of those experts, sports legal analyst Alan Fanger, called into Armen and Levack to discuss what he expects of the decision, and the Pandora’s box that could open as a result of it.
Hear the full interview below: