Posts Tagged ‘northwestern’

Aug
2015
20

NLRB Leaves Locker Room Door Ajar for Future College Athlete Unionization Fights

NLRB Leaves Locker Room Door Ajar for Future College Athlete Unionization Fights
  On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that Northwestern football players could not unionize.  The move overturns a March 2014 decision by the NLRB’s Chicago office that the players were employees under the common law definition and could move forward with a union election.  In its unanimous decision, however,...
Mar
2014
27

Wildcats Strike: Regional NLRB Director Grants Northwestern Football Team Right to Organize

Wildcats Strike: Regional NLRB Director Grants Northwestern Football Team Right to Organize
  In a decision that could alter the role of ‘student-athletes,’ the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the university and have the right to organize with a union and collectively bargain.   In a 24-page decision, NLRB regional director Peter...
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Feb
2014
10

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire
  The town of Evanston, Illinois will partner with Northwestern University and local unions to create a pre-apprenticeship program for city residents.  The program has been a labor of love for Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. With construction at Northwestern’s campus making up a major portion of the city’s development, Tisdahl wanted...
Jan
2014
31

Northwestern Univ. Players Sign Union Cards, Enliven Debate About College Athlete Rights

Northwestern Univ. Players Sign Union Cards, Enliven Debate About College Athlete Rights
  In a move that could transform the very nature of college athletics, football players at Northwestern University have signed union cards and are asking to be represented by the United Steelworkers.  With assistance from Ramogi Huma, founder of the National College Players Association (NCPA), union cards were signed and paperwork was...