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Yes, College Athletes Deserve Better

Aaron Miller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Teen
Aaron Miller

So instead of simply denouncing unionization, the NCAA should address the underlying concerns and present a plan for compensating athletes with more than just sweat-suits and athletic shoes.

Get Your Foot Off My Neck: The Emancipation of the Black College Athlete

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Universities must bare the responsibility for effectively bridging the gap for students to ensure their success. And the monies that flow into the college and university system could be used to greatly enrich the lives of black men in American who live in the margins of society.

The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

A Football Slamdunk

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports
Jared Bernstein

Not to mix metaphors, but as I read it, that National Labor Relations Board ruling that footballers at Northwestern are actually employees of the university and thus can form a union looks like a slamdunk.

Dave Jamieson

Northwestern Football Players Win First Round In Union Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

Football players at Northwestern University have cleared the first major hurdle in their closely watched unionization effort, with an official of the ...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Warn Business They Consider Illegal To Stop Breaking Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next time a pot shop gets a visit from the feds, it won't necessarily be from drug enforcement agents looking to shut the operation ...

Dave Jamieson

After Devastating Loss, Union Makes Huge Move Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After a narrow and devastating loss at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant last week, the United Auto Workers union has asked the federal l...

Are College Athletes Employees?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

College athletics produce millions in revenue for their colleges, but the stars of the game cannot receive compensation commensurate with their contribution to the entertainment they provide. It is a sweet deal for colleges. The Northwestern case, however, has nothing to do with the fairness of NCAA regulations.

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Are College Football Players Employees?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal agency kicked off the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on whether to approve a bid by Northwestern football players ...

Dave Jamieson

Finally, It Might Get Easier To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a judge struck down an earlier version in 2012, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will re-introduce a set of rules t...

Dave Jamieson

How College Football Players Will Get Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This coming Friday, lawyers for Northwestern University football players are set to begin making their case to federal officials that th...

Northwestern University Football Players Form Their Own Team

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, college football players absorbed some pretty cheap shots from their schools and the NCAA.

Arthur Delaney

Pentagon Food Workers Accuse Contractor Of Retaliating Over Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A private food service contractor at the Pentagon has been accused of illegally retaliating against workers who went on strike to protes...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After failing to reach an agreement that would avoid litigation, the federal labor board issued a complaint against Walmart on Wednesday...

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Obama Labor Board Appointments

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds White House, Senator McConnell reaction and context, paragraphs 6-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reut...

Powerful Conservative-Leaning Group Targets Labor In Big Supreme Court Case

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

(Repeats story with no changes to headline or text) * Business ally sends bottling firm's case to high court * Oral argu...

Dave Jamieson

Employers Won't Have To Tell Workers Their Labor Rights After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A surprisingly controversial rule that would have required businesses to hang posters in the workplace spelling out U.S. workers' labor ...

NLRB Should Rethink Not Reissue Election Reform Rules

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

With the confirmation of President Obama's nominees on August 12, 2013, the theater over appointments may have ended but the drama over the substance of the Board was set to begin again.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Nominee Loathed By Republicans Gets Confirmed

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for general counsel at the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, writing the l...

Dave Jamieson

Adjunct Professor's Sad Death Mobilizes Union Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- After the story of a former Duquesne University teacher who died in poverty went viral, adjunct professors and activists are petitionin...

Dave Jamieson

Tom Coburn's Office Now Has More Workers Than The Agency Overseeing Workers' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law on companies and unions has been almost entirely shuttered since the government shutdown bega...

Walmart vs. Windy: The Sound of Lies

Al Norman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Walmart likes to say "our people make the difference." Aubretia Maria Edick is one of those Walmart people who wants to 'make a difference' in how her employer treats its 1.3 million American workers.

Dear Mr. Dolan: Where the Papers At?

Larry Cohen | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Larry Cohen

In January 2012, these brave workers became the first Cablevision employees to vote for union representation when they joined CWA Local 1109. Since then, Cablevision management has thrown everything at this group.

Some Good News for Organized Labor

David Macaray | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
David Macaray

A couple of good things happened on the labor front recently. Granted, thirty-five years ago, neither of these events would have merited more than a ...