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Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Accountant: Union Status Could Be ‘Hornets’ Nest’ For Northwestern Players

With the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago deciding Northwestern University football players qualify as employees of the university comes the question of whether they’d have to pay taxes on their scholarships.

03/27/2014

Tony Jones #6 of the Northwestern Wildcats is congratulated by teammates including Geoff Mogus #53 after scoring a touchdown on the Maine Black Bears during the first quarter of their college football game at Ryan Field on September 21, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty

Hearings Begin As Labor Panel Weighs Northwestern Players’ Bid For Union

The National Labor Relations Board has set arguments for next week over whether Northwestern University football players can form a union and have protections as employees of the school.

02/12/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colter On College Athletes: ‘We Don’t Have A Voice. It’s A Dictatorship’

Recent graduate and former quarterback Kain Colter was once the face of Northwestern football, now he’s the face of a first-of-its-kind labor union, hoping to protect the future of all college athletes.

01/29/2014

Kain Colter. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Northwestern Football Players Start Union Movement

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading the charge for athletes to be represented by a labor union.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn’s Plan For Layoffs, Closures

An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.

10/03/2011

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

State Employee Union Takes Pay Raise Case To Arbitrator

A major labor union has asked an independent arbitrator to intervene in their dispute with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cancel pay raises for some 30,000 state employees.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011