Tag Archives: NLRB

Minor League Talent on a Major League Stage: How the NHLPA Blundered Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey in Pyeongchang

JEFF SAUER—With a plethora of young American talent disseminated across the National Hockey League (“NHL”) today, American hockey fans were disappointed to watch a United States Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey team–typically a perennial powerhouse in the event–depleted of any top-end talent in Pyeongchang in 2018. Even the captain of Team USA, Brian Gionta, a 39-year-old […]

Firing Employees for Union Activity Isn’t Always Against the Law

SHAWN WRIGHT—Imagine showing up to work one morning at your satellite office and the doors being locked. Whether you are a lawyer, doctor, professor, or salesman, you would likely be shocked at the letter posted on the door from your boss to employees and customers that reads, “[Company Name] has closed. I have decided to […]

College Athletes as Employees: An Overflowing Quiver

BY STEVEN L. WILLBORN, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 65 (2014). Introduction: Kain Colter, a football player at Northwestern University, is currently at the center of the discussion about whether college athletes are employees. He has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) to recognize the College Athletes Players Association (“CAPA”) as […]

Kain Colter Wins the First Quarter

BY STEVEN L. WILLBORN — Kain Colter won the first quarter. Colter, a quarterback, is trying to unionize the Northwestern football team. A Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently determined that Colter was an “employee” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and ordered an election to determine if the team wants […]