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Northwestern calls ruling on athlete unionizing ‘faulty’ in court filing

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Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school’s scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board.

“In this unprecedented decision, the regional director set out to alter the underlying premise upon which college varsity sports is based,” Northwestern lawyers wrote.

The 50-page request for review repeatedly jabbed Peter Sung Ohr, the NLRB’s regional director in Chicago who ruled in favor of former Northwestern quarterback…

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