The Daily Northwestern

Guest Column: NLRB’s failure to decide Northwestern unionization case hurts everyone

David Nixon, Guest Columnist

February 24, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here’s a possibly necessary reminder: On Jan. 28, 2014, Northwestern football players filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, seeking an election to determine whether a union, CAPA, could get majority designation...

NCAA among groups to file amicus briefs to NLRB

Alex Putterman, Reporter

July 4, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Various outside parties have filed amicus briefs to the National Labor Relations Board in the case to determine whether Northwestern football players are university employees.  The University is appealing the Chicago NLRB regional di...

Guest Column: Why ‘Game Changers’ is necessary right now

Kevin Brown and Rick Telander

May 8, 2014

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports

On April 25 at McGaw Hall at Northwestern, eligible members of the football team cast a historic vote on whether or not to form a union. “Game Changers” members were onsite. While the University waged an aggressive campaign to p...

NLRB to hear Northwestern appeal in union case

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014

Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

The National Labor Relations Board announced Thursday it will hear Northwestern's appeal of the March 26 ruling that NU football players are University employees. The University hopes the five-person national office of the...

Guest Column: What happens if NU loses its NLRB appeal?

David Nixon, Guest Columnist

April 22, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The regional labor board director's decision finding that the Northwestern scholarship football players are statutory employees under the Labor Act presents a most formidable challenge to NU’s lawyer who is appealing it. Taking ...

CAPA files brief in response to Northwestern NLRB appeal

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 16, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

The College Athletes Players Association filed a brief Wednesday responding to Northwestern's appeal of last month's ruling regarding the employee status of NU football players. In March, the Chicago regional director of the...

Football: Players open up about unionization at spring practice

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 12, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Saturday’s public spring practice was ostensibly an opportunity for the Wildcats to invite fans into their preparation for the fall season. But it also became another forum for the ongoing debate about unionization at Northwestern. Several...

Northwestern files union appeal to NLRB

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 9, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern has officially appealed the National Labor Relations Board decision regarding the employee status of NU football players, the University announced Wednesday. The school submitted its brief to the NLRB’s main...