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Northwestern Football Players are No Amateurs

Kain Colter and the Northwestern Wildcats have scored a big win at the expense of the NCAA and private universities. On Wednesday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the college football players qualify as “employees” and are consequently entitled to unionize. As summarized in our prior blog, Colter and […]

NCCA Lawsuit Marks the Beginning of March Madness Week

It is quite the week for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”): not only has the NCAA Tournament begun, but also an antitrust class action lawsuit was filed this past Monday.   Four athletes, represented by Jeffrey Kessler, are alleging that the NCAA and five of the major athletic conferences (the Big Ten, Big 12, Pacific […]

NYC Settles Class Discrimination Lawsuit against FDNY

In a shift from the Bloomberg Administration, New York City has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed against the Fire Department. The suit, initially filed in 2007, alleges that the city’s written examinations given to entry-level applicants had an unlawful disparate impact on black and Hispanic applicants in violation of Title VII of the […]

EEOC Suffers Loss to National Jewler

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, has suffered a loss at the hands of the nation’s largest specialty jeweler. Sterling Jewelers, owner of the popular Kay Jewelers brand, had been accused of discriminating against a class of 44 thousand women in both […]

Football may be over but the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders’ Season is Just Getting Started

While the life of a NFL cheerleader sparks one’s imagination of glamour, television exposure and desirability, a closer look reveals that this lifestyle is not quite so glamorous.  Lacy T, 27, signed on as a “Raiderette” in April of 2013.  The opportunity to dance for an NFL team “was a huge dream for me,” she […]

Was Steve Jobs a Conspiracy Mastermind?

Even two years after his death, the enigmatic Steve Jobs is still grabbing headlines. This time, the former Apple CEO’s appetite for success and domination has landed Apple in hot water. A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 64,000 computer engineers alleges that Jobs orchestrated a massive Silicon Valley conspiracy to restrict employee mobility […]

Big Men Have Feelings Too

Most sports fans are probably familiar with the story of the alleged bullying suffered by Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin at the hands of Richie Incognito. While the allegations left many wondering how an NFL lineman could be so sensitive to locker room talk, a recent independent report has shed light on what appears to have been a […]

The Formerly Incarcerated Fight for Right to Work

The State of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo will expand a program incentivizing the hiring of the formerly incarcerated. The pilot program, titled “Work for Success”, has achieved positive results over past two years and will become standard state policy, Cuomo announced. According to the State, 1,646 people have been linked to jobs in […]

Michael Sam Comes Out—Will the NFL Let Him In?

The list of openly gay athletes is short.   Last year, former NBA player Jason Collins announced he is gay. Conner Mertens recently became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual.  Yet Collins was a serviceable journeyman center at best and Mertens is a kicker for the little-known Willamette University. While both […]

What’s Next for Kain Colter and College Athletes?

In a move that would change the face of college sports,  Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter and his teammates have filed union cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). They have the backing of the United Steelworkers Union.  If they are granted collective bargaining rights by the NLRB, they would be formally represented by […]

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