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Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

CHICAGO | No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

July 28, 2014 4:25 pm Photos

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Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany insisted he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Rosemont, Ill., where the league's administrators gathered for meetings.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

May 13, 2014 4:51 pm
Witnesses oppose NLRB ruling on college athletes

Witnesses oppose NLRB ruling on college athletes

WASHINGTON | Baylor University President Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights.

May 08, 2014 4:26 pm
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

EVANSTON, Ill. | Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes – a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

April 24, 2014 5:53 pm

Panel of administrators agree NCAA system must change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.

April 15, 2014 6:09 pm

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

ARLINGTON, Texas | The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.

April 03, 2014 4:38 pm
Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football

Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany spoke to the City Club of Chicago on Thursday.

February 27, 2014 5:51 pm
Big Ten's Delany addresses union issue

Big Ten's Delany addresses union issue

CHICAGO | Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday that the league is not looking to schedule more Friday football games, except on Thanksgiving and Labor Day weekends.

February 27, 2014 5:51 pm

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Mediator gets NHL, union back together

Mediator gets NHL, union back together

NEW YORK | A federal mediator has finally been able to get the NHL and the players' association back together Saturday for their first face-to-face meeting since talks broke down two days earlier.

January 05, 2013 9:15 pm
Mediator gets NHL, union back together

Mediator gets NHL, union back together

In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly speak to reporters in New York. Bettman has told the players union that a deal must be in place by Jan. 11 in order for a 48-game season to be played beginning eight days later.

January 05, 2013 12:12 pm

Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

CHICAGO | Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the nation's public schools.

September 18, 2012 5:46 pm
Chicago teachers to again consider ending strike

Chicago teachers to again consider ending strike

CHICAGO | An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation's third largest city set off a new round of recriminations Monday, but did little to end a walkout that has left parents scrambling and kept 350,000 students out of class.

September 17, 2012 6:15 pm Related
Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

Smaller, more subdued groups of teachers picket Monday outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members heads into its second week.

September 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am

Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

CHICAGO | As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: the parents who must now scramble to find a place for children to pass the time or for babysitters.

September 11, 2012 5:27 pm

Concussion lawsuits are next big US litigation

LOS ANGELES | Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time.

June 30, 2012 3:32 pm
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