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  • Agency sets date for Northwestern vote

    A federal agency says a date has been set for Northwestern football players to vote on authorizing a union to represent them in collective bargaining with the university.


  • Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to reporters outside the Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Republican governor said making a $300 million incentive package to Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality." (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    Haslam: No threat implied in VW incentive offer

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that making a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality" about the political landscape in Tennessee.


  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2), wears APU for "All Players United" on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Maine in Evanston, Ill. The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm. The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme Court. And Republicans contend the agency has being overly friendly to organized labor.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB

    The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.


  • Kain Colter, a former quarterback for Northwestern University, sits during an interview with The Associated Press in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, March 27, 2014. A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board decided in favor of the Northwestern players to unionize following a decision on Wednesday, March 26. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

    Family plays key role in Colter's union push

    Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eliminate harmful college athletics

    In an era of a younger generation bent on divorcing and suing their parents, harassing their parents for expensive items so they can show off to their peers, and now unionizing school athletics, the March 26 National Labor Relations Board ruling claiming students who are given the wonderful gift of a free education proves one just thing.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ALEXANDER: Obama's unfair union-election tilt

    The current election timeline doesn't favor employers. Unions win 60 percent of elections.


  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo,  Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee (2), wears APU for "All Players United" on his wrist tape, as he works against North Carolina during an NCAA football game in Atlanta. The decision to allow Northwestern football players to unionize raises an array of questions for college sports. Among them, state schools vs. public schools, powerhouse programs vs. smaller colleges (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

    Union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA

    They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, right, speaks while College Athletes Players Association President Ramogi Huma listens during a news conference in Chicago. In a Wednesday, March 26, 2014, landmark ruling, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, right, speaks while College Athletes Players Association President Ramogi Huma, listens during a news conference in Chicago. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board met in Chicago to consider whether college football players qualify as employees and therefore are eligible to form a union. Colter, the main witness for the players, is expected to attend when three days of testimony begin Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.


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