The Daily Northwestern

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,...

NLRB to hear Northwestern appeal in union case

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014

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

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

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...