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Northwestern University Athletes Lose Bid to Form Union

Northwestern University football players cannot form a union, the National Labor Relations Board ruled, overturning a March 2014 decision and ending the players’ bid to change the college sports landscape. Among the board’s findings in a unanimous 16-page opinion was …

College Athlete, Temp Worker Labor Board Cases Could Redefine Employee

U.S. regulators are poised to decide two closely watched cases that have the potential to reshape labor laws by allowing college football players to unionize and forcing companies to take more responsibility for contractors. The National Labor Relations Board may …