Northwestern University athletes won their case before the National Labor Relations Board and were ruled to be employees eligible to form a union.
The win on March 26 effectively gives the student-athletes collective bargaining rights. The school said on Wednesday afternoon that it would release a statement soon but that the university will in fact appeal, according to a tweet from NCAA reporter Allie Grasgreen. The official ruling between Northwestern University — the employer — and CAPA — the petitioner — can be found here.
The landmark ruling affects only students at private universities.