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Sport and Society for Arete: The NLRB Northwestern Decision

Richard Crepeau | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

What is really at stake in this new world is how to redefine the intercollegiate athletic enterprise outside the outdated parameters of such archaic terms as "student athlete." Unless that happens, the continuing regime of corruption, decay, and commercial greed will render the entire enterprise a total and complete farce.

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.

Why College Athletes Aren't Really Employees -- But Should Be

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 03.31.2014 | College
Zev J. Eigen

It is often more attractive or convenient to shoe-horn normative results we want into the legal cases that arise -- in this case, by pretending what the students should be is what they are. But this comes with great costs.

Collective Bargaining and the Future of the Student Athlete

Clark Power | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Although unionization seems to be a necessary consequence of the evolution of college football into a billion dollar industry, conceding that football players are no longer student-athletes comes with a steep price.

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

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...

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.

Dave Jamieson

How The GOP Turned Back The Clock On Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August 2011, Lafe Solomon received one of the least desirable overtures in modern Washington: a subpoena from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-C...

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...

Conservative Wing Of Supreme Court Could Deal Blow To Obama

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Repeats Jan. 12 item for additional readers with no changes to headline or text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (...

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.

Why the Fight at Walmart Matters

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Joe Hansen

The "Walmart Economy" is a disaster for most Americans. That's why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Broke Labor Law, Feds Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law said Monday it has decided to pursue charges against Walmart for threatening and punishing wo...

Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?

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.

Organizing for Leverage

Lowell Peterson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Lowell Peterson

Our decline has certainly been precipitous, and our diligent efforts to reverse it over the last twenty or so years have not yielded much. But I think it is possible to overestimate the power of executives and capital and to underestimate the power of the people who actually do the work.

Dave Jamieson

Full Slate Of Obama Picks Get Confirmed

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed all five of President Barack Obama's nominees to the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, marking the first t...

Ending the War Games Over the NLRB

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

The most recent slow peddling of President Obama's NLRB nominees by Senate Republicans through the filibuster is only the latest chapter in this war story. Real disarmament can only take place when the political nature of the Board is reformed.

Dave Jamieson

Ousted Obama Nominee To Land Safely

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After losing his nomination to the National Labor Relations Board this week as part of the Senate filibuster deal, Richard Griffin is ex...

Dave Jamieson

Two Obama Nominees 'Thrown Under The Bus' In Senate Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor unions greeted news of the Senate filibuster deal between Republicans and Democrats as a qualified victory on Tuesday, happy to se...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Reach Tentative Agreement In Filibuster Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate began stepping back from the "nuclear" brink Tuesday as leaders were said to be close to cutting a deal to approve seven of P...