The National Collegiate Athletic Association and five of college football’s regional conferences were sued by a former West Virginia University player who claims they conspired to limit the value of scholarships to less than the actual cost of attendance.
Northwestern University football coach Patrick Fitzgerald told a labor hearing it’s the program’s job to help students to excel academically, athletically and socially as the school opposes an attempt by players to be considered employees.
Northwestern University football players seeking to form the first union of college athletes have so far presented a weak case that they are employees of the school, the National Labor Relations Board officer presiding over the hearings said.
The United Auto Workers could be forced to reconsider its efforts to organize at foreign-owned factories in the U.S., a labor expert said, as the union vowed to keep fighting after losing a closely watched vote at Volkswagen AG’s Tennessee plant.
Opponents including a Tennessee U.S. senator are warning employees that voting for the United Auto Workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit.