The Daily Northwestern

Pillote: Give student-athletes more authority, autonomy

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 14, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board can’t seem to make up its mind. In August 2015, the NLRB declined jurisdiction over the efforts of Northwestern’s football players to form a union, effectively punting on the issue of whether or not they were e...

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

David Nixon, Guest Columnist

February 24, 2015

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

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

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

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,...