The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: A response to Dr. Wang on college athletes

Jonathan Forman

April 24, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last year, I wrote to The Daily in response to Dr. Norman Wang, shortly after Kain Colter and College Athletes Players Association announced their intention to have a union election for Northwestern football players. Since that ...

Letter to the Editor: Rethinking the student-athlete model

Norman C. Wang

April 23, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

April 25 will mark one year since the Northwestern football team voted on whether to form a union represented by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional director Peter Sung...

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...

Guest column: A look at Northwestern football’s changed landscape

David Nixon

April 3, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent decision of a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board held that football players at Northwestern receiving grant-in-aid scholarships occupy the legal status of employees of the school under the National...