unionization

amateurism

NLRB To Northwestern Football Union: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A unionization bid by Northwestern University football players is dead in the water after the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over their case. What happened, and what does it mean for college sports?
Patrick Hruby
8.17.15
Twitter

Never Tweet: the Social Media Rebel Taking On Illinois and the NCAA

Simon Cvijanovic put Illinois's football coach on blast via Twitter and the aftermath reveals how the NCAA's system is rigged to let down athletes.
Kevin Trahan
5.19.15
amateurism-ism

The NCAA's Latest Petty Move to Screw Over Athletes

The NCAA says it wants to foster the education of its student-athletes, so why is there a push to punish student-athletes who graduate early?
Kevin Trahan
5.1.15
haters

Michigan Athletes Speak Out on Law Banning Unions

Not only did Michigan republicans ban college athlete unions, they did it without talking to any college athletes.
Kevin Trahan
2.20.15
politics

Why Won't Republicans Talk about the Anti-College Athlete Union Bill They Passed?

Michigan republicans pushed through an anti-college athlete union bill, but none of them are trying to crow about their suspicious legislative victory.
Kevin Trahan
1.28.15
Baseball

The Plight of the Minor League Baseball Wage Slave

A pair of lawsuits focused on minor league baseball's wage system are looming, but even a former player turned attorney says unionization is the real solution.
Howard Megdal
11.4.14
getting paid

Will Unions Save College 'Student Athletes' from Poverty?

The National Labor Relations Board says that college athletes are technically employees and therefore should be allowed to unionize. Great—now how long before they can get paid?
Matt Taylor
4.8.14