The Daily Northwestern

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,...

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...

McMullan: This won’t change college athletics

Mike McMullan, Guest Columnist

April 23, 2014

Filed under Columns, Sports

On Friday, members of the Northwestern football team will vote to decide whether or not they want to alter the landscape of college “athletics” by forming a union. I put “athletics” in quotations because it seems this...

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...

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

David Nixon

April 8, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

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 scholarship football pla...

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...