Tuesday, September 16th8.3°C
23373
22768

Northwestern appeals labour board ruling that its college scholarship athletes are employees

WASHINGTON - Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.

The university filed a formal appeal board Wednesday.

Northwestern says that it had presented "overwhelming evidence" that its athletic program "is fully integrated with its academic mission, and that it treats its athletes as students first."

The players are set to vote by secret ballot April 25 on whether to form a union.

Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma of the College Athletes Players Association met in Washington with members of Congress earlier this month to press their case for unionization.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

22980


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15482.56-49.021
S&P CDNX981.50-6.43
DJIA17031.1443.63
Nasdaq4518.903-48.696
S&P 5001984.13-1.41
CDN Dollar0.9045-0.0002
Gold1240.00+4.90
Oil92.85-0.07
Lumber349.00+1.00
Natural Gas3.977-0.02

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.18-0.02
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.29-0.01
Cantex0.06-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.25+0.01
Metalex Ventures0.065-0.005
Russel Metals36.17-0.09
Copper Mountain Mining2.70-0.18
Colorado Resources0.155-0.01
ReliaBrand Inc0.024-0.0078
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.02-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.265-0.01

 



22970

FEATURED Property
20796931088 Sunset Drive
2 bedrooms 2 baths
$539,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Power-save your way to a down payment

Part 1 of 2 Photo: Thinkstock.com1. Move in with your parents or in-laws Explain that you're thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to ma...


Price Guarantees

Article written by Linda Bustos Though I’d never recommend “lowest prices” as a unique selling proposition, I notice many retailers use a Price Match Guarantee or even a 110% Guara...


Brangelina and Celebrity vs Philanthropy

This week my wife wrote a blog for our charities website, I thought you may enjoy reading it here: I was planning to write about the incredible philanthropic Miss Angelina when, funnily enough, she ...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22962