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McDonalds Faces a “Supersized” Class Action Lawsuit

McDonalds employees working at McDonald’s franchises in New York, California and Michigan have filed a lawsuit against both McDonalds the company as well as several franchise owners of McDonalds.  The employees are accusing McDonalds of various illegal labor practices such as violating minimum wage and overtime regulations. “Our wages are already at rock bottom,” said […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaking Down the A-Rod Complaint

Alex Rodriguez’s future in baseball is tenuous at best. The Yankee third-baseman was originally suspended by Commissioner Bud Selig for a record 211 games. The discipline stemmed from violations of MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement (JDA).  These violations included the use of performance enhancing drugs and the destruction of incriminating evidence.  In response, Rodriguez noted that […]

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