Accountant: Union Status Could Be 'Hornets' Nest' For Northwestern PlayersWith 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.
Hearings Begin As Labor Panel Weighs Northwestern Players' Bid For UnionThe 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.
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.
Northwestern Football Players Start Union MovementNorthwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading the charge for athletes to be represented by a labor union.
Union Janitors Vote To Authorize StrikeWaving 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.
Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn's Plan For Layoffs, ClosuresAn 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.
State Employee Union Takes Pay Raise Case To ArbitratorA 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.

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