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  • Northwestern ruling could 'rattle the universe of universities'

    Northwestern ruling could 'rattle the universe of universities'
    Northwestern University football players on scholarship are employees of the school and therefore entitled to hold an election to decide whether to unionize, an official of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday. The stunning decision,...
  • U.S. indicts five Chinese military officials on cyberspying charges

    The federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly stealing U.S. corporate trade secrets significantly escalated the cyberespionage battle between the two superpowers — and sharply contrasted their attitudes toward commercial...
  • Living Here: The shipyard

    Living Here: The shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy. On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
  • Northwestern players can form first college athletes union, NLRB says

    Northwestern football players qualify under federal law as employees of the university and, therefore, can legally form the nation's first college athletes' union, the National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday. “We had both the facts...
  • College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules

    Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in...
  • Exide to temporarily lay off nearly all workers at its Vernon plant

    Exide to temporarily lay off nearly all workers at its Vernon plant
    The beleaguered operator of a Vernon battery-recycling plant announced the temporary layoffs of nearly all of its employees Monday, weeks after air-quality regulators shut down its operations over air pollution concerns. Exide Technologies said in a...
  • College athletes seek union representation

    College athletes seek union representation
    For the first time, college athletes have officially asked to be represented by a labor union. A new group called the College Athletes Players Assn. has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board, saying the athletes deserve a say in the rules that...
  • Northwestern football players seek to join labor union

    Northwestern football players seek to join labor union
    Calling the NCAA "a dictatorship," former Northwestern football player Kain Colter joined national labor leaders in Chicago to announce that the newly formed College Athletes Players Association had petitioned the regional office of the National Labor...
  • Group to file complaint against Cal/OSHA over staffing levels

    SACRAMENTO — The health and safety of California workers are being threatened because of an inadequate number of state workplace inspectors, a new report says. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit whistle-blower group...
  • Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards

    Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards
    WASHINGTON — The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of...
  • Marvin Miller dies at 95; baseball union chief led push for free agency

    Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache. But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s,...
  • Three Things: Marvin Miller, Shaq and Captain Jet

    Three Things: Marvin Miller, Shaq and Captain Jet
    Three Things to consider on this sports Wednesday: Thing 1: It's shameful Marvin Miller never made it into baseball's Hall of Fame before his death on Tuesday at age 95. Miller, who basically invented the concept of strong sports unions when he left...