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Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern QB Siemian Says Union Push Was Rushed, Wrong

Northwestern players are set to vote April 25 on whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

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

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Colter Testifies In Bid To Form College Athlete Union

The key question is whether college athletes will be considered employees.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

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

Hyatt Protest

Complaint: Picketing Hyatt Workers Were ‘Assaulted’ With Heat Lamps

The union representing workers at the Park Hyatt Hotel has filed charges with federal labor authorities, after the wintertime heat lamps were turned on during a picket in the midst of the heat wave last week.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

NFL Players Association Representatives

NFL Team Owners: Players Didn’t Bargain In Good Faith

NFL team owners are now arguing that players failed to bargain in good faith during failed negotiations earlier this month, and that the move to decertify the union was simply a negotiating ploy.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011