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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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It’s always baseball season for Steelworkers at Louisville Slugger

The workers produce, on average, 3,200 bats each day for souvenirs and retail sale and about 300 bats per day for major league baseball players.

 

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Today in labor history: Muhammad Ali indicted

On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.

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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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NLRB ruling is groundbreaking win for college athletes

The Chicago regional chapter of the NLRB ruled that Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union if they desire.

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College athletes can unionize, NLRB says

A federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

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Today in black history: Vonetta Flowers first black gold medalist at Winter Olympics

On February 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

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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: Earl Lloyd became the first black player in NBA

Born in Virginia, Lloyd attended West Virginia state.  He was selected in the 9th round NBA draft.

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