Now, Wednesday's decision does not mean that all college athletes are free to form a union and start collective bargaining right this instant. First of all, the NLRB's ruling only applies to students at private schools, not public schools. Players at public schools would need to appeal to their state's labor board. Secondly, as Northwestern made clear in its statement, it is going to appeal the decison.
1) It's being appealed to the National Labor Relations Board in DC. Has there been a delay in Obama's appointees that would impact this? Sounds like I've heard something about this but didn't pay attention.
2) Public Uni players CAN appeal to their state boards to unionize. Interesting to see how that plays out state by state.
This post was edited on 3/26 at 3:32 pm