Wall Street Journal Quotes Seth Borden in Northwestern University Football Players Attempt to Unionize

August 20, 2015

New York partner Seth Borden is quoted by The Wall Street Journal as a labor law expert in the Journal’s coverage of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling on efforts by Northwestern University football players to unionize. The Aug. 17 article, “NLRB Sacks Northwestern Football Players’ Unionizing Drive; Closely Watched Case Could Have Reshaped College Athletics,” details the NLRB’s decision to not decide whether scholarship players are employees who therefore could join a union.

Labor lawyers said they think it is more likely that players at a public university might take a shot at unionizing to gauge where state regulators stand. Borden, who represents employers said, “I don’t think that’s going to be a very productive route either. I expect unions and union-backed groups will more likely try to use public campaigns, lobbying and litigation under other employment laws to pursue their goals for players.”

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