labor http://wkar.org en MSU legal scholars argue student-athletes are employees http://wkar.org/post/msu-legal-scholars-argue-student-athletes-are-employees <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-56d0be9a-4bce-f6ae-9ece-02f47dfa9107" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Late last month the <a href="http://www.nlrb.gov/">National Labor Relations Board</a> (NLRB) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees under federal law and can therefore unionize. The decision has been divisive. While some applaud the move to provide players with more rights and financial compensation, others fear that the collegiate athletic system will be destroyed by the move. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:34:49 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Emanuele Berry 51978 at http://wkar.org MSU legal scholars argue student-athletes are employees A century later: The legacy of Ford’s 'living wage' http://wkar.org/post/century-later-legacy-ford-s-living-wage <p></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:26:22 +0000 Current State 47591 at http://wkar.org A century later: The legacy of Ford’s 'living wage' Conservative Michigan group pursues legal action against MEA http://wkar.org/post/conservative-michigan-group-pursues-legal-action-against-mea <p></p><p></p><p>A new dispute involving Michigan’s recently enacted "Right to Work" law unfolded this week. On Monday, Midland’s<a href="http://www.mackinac.org/19279"> Mackinac Center</a> Legal Foundation announced it’s taking action against the <a href="http://www.mea.org/school-employees-explain-why-theyre-sticking-mea">Michigan Education Association</a>. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:05:59 +0000 Current State 44315 at http://wkar.org Conservative Michigan group pursues legal action against MEA Business Group Files Objection to Labor Ballot Drive http://wkar.org/post/business-group-files-objection-labor-ballot-drive <p>A coalition of business organizations has asked Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to block a measure from the November ballot.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:36:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 19359 at http://wkar.org Business Group Files Objection to Labor Ballot Drive