Labor News

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Players and Northwestern to battle at NLRB after Apr. 25 vote

College football players who want to unionize and their foe, Northwestern University, filed their written arguments with the NLRB on Apr. 16.

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Today in black history: First black quarterback inducted into NFL Hall of Fame

He won five Grey Cups, and is notable for helping to erase the prejudice within the world of sports that black quarterbacks could not succeed in professional football.

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Northwestern University footballers file union election cards

With virtually unanimous player support, and Steelworker backing, football players at Northwestern University filed a formal petition and signed union recognition election cards.

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Today in labor history: Football players begin two-day strike

The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.

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NFL owners and players agree on new labor deal

After a 4-and-a-half month lockout in the National Football League, players and owners finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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The nation’s football players: “Let us play!”

Members of the NFL Players Association, are facing the possibility of being out of work if their bosses follow up on threats to lock them out when their contract expires March 4.

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Possible lockout looms for NFL players

There are rumors floating around of a possible National Football League lockout that could possibly come as soon as the 2011 season.