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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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The Daily Explains: How workers’ rights are on the ballot in November with Illinois’s Amendment 1

October 4, 2022

On Nov. 8, Illinois voters will head to the polls to vote on Amendment 1, also dubbed the Workers’ Rights Amendment. The ballot measure could cement unprecedented collective bargaining rights for workers...

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Union organizers debate ‘Workers Rights Amendment’ as November vote draws near

June 16, 2022

With the Illinois Right to Collective Bargaining Measure appearing on the midterm ballot this November, workers have potential for a major win. Designated “Amendment 1,” the legislation would establish...

Graduate workers lead a march for equal rights on campus in spring 2019. Today, NUGW held a virtual day of action to address graduate students’ roles as workers.

Graduate students to be stripped of unionization rights under proposed NLRB rule

September 23, 2019

Student workers at Northwestern and other private universities would lose employee status and unionization rights under a proposed regulation by the National Labor Relations Board. The proposal, announced...

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

April 22, 2014

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...

Guest Column: Explaining the labor board’s decision on Northwestern football players

April 8, 2014

It’s safe to assume that everyone reading this is generally familiar with the recent decision issued by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board holding that Northwestern’s grant-in-aid...

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