The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: NU should be transparent about dining workers after provider change

April 19, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week the University announced a new dining services partnership that will replace our contract with Sodexo. We are told that the new company, Compass, will ask our employees to remain and keep their pay and benefits intact. I have no opinion as to one ...

Non-tenure eligible faculty members at Northwestern file for union election

Tori Latham, Managing Editor

June 9, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern faculty members filed for an election Thursday for the formation of a union representing non-tenure eligible faculty and alerted University officials to the union's formation, said a faculty member involved in the...

Fitzgerald, Wildcats prepare to move forward at Big Ten Media Days

Zack Moore, Reporter

July 31, 2014

Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

The Big Ten football season began unofficially Monday with 2014 Big Ten Media Days. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was the first of 14 coaches to speak at Media Days. “First of all, we’re going to reestablish who...

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...

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...

Updated: NLRB rules in favor of Northwestern players union

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

March 26, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

A Northwestern football players union is one step closer to reality. The National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday in favor of the College Athletes Players Association, affirming CAPA’s claim that student-athletes are...

Letter to the Editor: “Student-athlete” framework fundamentally unethical

Jonathan Forman, Weinberg '12

February 5, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I write today to join the ongoing discussion between Dr. Norman Wang and Daniel Olson and to add my opinion on what is surely an equally controversial topic on campus. I do not seek to change any minds or get involved in an editorial debate but to merely point out the fundamental u...

Letter to the Editor: History, logic are against unionization efforts

Norman C. Wang, McCormick '94, Feinberg '98

February 4, 2014

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Daniel Olson for his passionate comments in “Unionization efforts won’t hurt Northwestern’s academic goals.” My original opinions were merely food for thought. (Letter to the Editor: Unionization efforts won't hurt Northwes...

Letter to the Editor: Unionization efforts won’t hurt Northwestern’s academic goals

Daniel Olson, Weinberg senior

February 2, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, This letter serves as a response to Norman C. Wang’s letter to the editor, “Student-athletes or athlete-employees?” on Jan. 30, 2014. When discussing matters of practical (or even dire) importance for o...