The Daily Northwestern

Pillote: Give student-athletes more authority, autonomy

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 14, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

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

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,...

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

David Nixon

April 9, 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...

Letter to the Editor: University should not appeal NLRB ruling

Jim O'Connor

April 7, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As an alumnus (Communication '89), football season ticket holder, educator and union member (University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100), I am greatly pleased by the recent NLRB decision in favor of the athlete-employees...