The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern graduate students begin to seek union representation after NLRB decision

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

September 28, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus

Some graduate students at Northwestern have begun to organize in favor of unionization in the past month, holding what one called a “flurry of meetings” following the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in August li...

Letter to the Editor: Graduate students should embrace the recent NLRB ruling

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students at private universities are considered employees. This ruling categorizes graduate students as university workers, paving the path for us to form a union....

National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 23, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student assistants at private colleges and universities such as Northwestern should be considered employees, reversing a 2004 decision establishing that graduate students could...

NLRB decision draws near on whether graduate students at private universities can unionize

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to vote soon on whether to clear the way for graduate students at private institutions such as Northwestern to collectively bargain as university employees. Northwestern graduate...

NLRB will hold hearing on contested ballots in non-tenure eligible faculty union vote at Northwestern

Kelli Nguyen, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 18, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty

The National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing Tuesday to determine the validity of 71 ballots cast in the vote to form a non-tenure eligible faculty union at Northwestern. With the current accepted vote count at 223...

University vice president, general counsel Thomas Cline to retire

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus

Northwestern vice president and general counsel Thomas Cline (School of Law ‘80) announced Monday he will retire at the end of the calendar year. Although he is stepping down, Cline will remain available to help University...

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...

Congressional committee to discuss Northwestern football unionization

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

May 1, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Congress is getting involved in the Northwestern football unionization discussion. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will examine the recent National Labor Relations Board decision declaring NU players employees,...