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Kain Colter's Union Battle Cost Him More Than He Ever Expected

At 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, lawyers from Northwestern University and the College Athletes Players Association received the call they’d been waiting for since March of last year. The National Labor Relations Board had decided whether or not football players at Northwestern can form a union. It was the news Kain… » 8/18/15 3:55pm 8/18/15 3:55pm

NLRB Rules That Northwestern Football Players Can't Unionize

The Northwestern football team’s attempt to unionize has reached its end. Today, the National Labor Relations Board overruled a previous decision by NLRB’s Chicago district that gave the players the right to unionize. The national office’s ruling on the issue is final, and the Northwestern football players are left… » 8/17/15 1:10pm 8/17/15 1:10pm

Alabama Athletics Earn More Than All 30 NHL Teams

The Alabama Crimson Tide athletics department earns revenues of $143 million dollars. According to Marc Edelman, a professor of sports and antitrust law at CUNY, that is more than all 30 NHL teams and 25 NBA teams. While not the craziest thing you've ever heard, it does crystallize something you've probably always… » 4/07/14 9:39pm 4/07/14 9:39pm

How Would An NCAA Union Actually Work? A Guide For Perplexed Pundits

The real triumph of the decades-long propaganda war against organized labor isn't best seen in the ever-declining rate of unionization, or ever-increasing income inequality, or even the way the word "union" functionally works as an epithet. It's seen, instead, in the fact that so many otherwise smart, thoughtful… » 4/01/14 3:12pm 4/01/14 3:12pm