Search

Search form

Gregg E. CliftonBlog Posts

See all

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

The decision of the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) has created an interesting question for all colleges and universities: Are members of coaching staffs now considered to be supervisors under the NLRA? … Continue reading If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?
April 24, 2014

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

The decision of the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) has created an interesting question for all colleges and universities: Are members of coaching staffs now considered to be supervisors under the NLRA? The answer … Continue reading If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?
April 21, 2014

Major League Baseball And Its Players Association Reach Agreement On Amended Drug Accord

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have negotiated changes to its current Joint Drug Treatment and Prevention Program to create the most stringent drug program in baseball history. In an effort to eradicate performance enhancing drugs from the game, the revised drug protocol contains a significant increase in penalties for violations … Continue reading Major League Baseball And Its Players Association Reach Agreement On Amended Drug Accord
March 30, 2014

Northwestern Scholarship Football Players Found To Be Employees Eligible for Union Representation

Peter Sung Ohr, the Regional Director for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board issued a Decision and Direction of Election pertaining to the effort of the Northwestern University football players to unionize. The Regional Director found that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations … Continue reading Northwestern Scholarship Football Players Found To Be Employees Eligible for Union Representation
March 27, 2014

College Athletes: Students or Employees?

In an unprecedented legal step, the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) has filed a petition with the Chicago-based regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Region 13, seeking to organize the 85 football players receiving athletic scholarships at Northwestern University for purposes of representing them in collective bargaining. Backed by the United Steelworkers … Continue reading College Athletes: Students or Employees?
February 8, 2014

College Football Players Engage In Protest Seeking NCAA Reforms

In an unprecedented protest against NCAA protocols, football players from Georgia Tech, Georgia and Northwestern took to the gridiron with personally marked-up equipment to challenge the NCAA’s treatment of athletes on issues ranging from concussions to guaranteed scholarships. Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee wrote “APU”, an acronym for All Players United, a signature of the … Continue reading College Football Players Engage In Protest Seeking NCAA Reforms
September 23, 2013

NCAA Issues Half-Game Penalty To Heisman Winner For Bylaw Violation

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opening game for an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules. The NCAA and Texas A&M announced that Manziel would receive the minor penalty because there is no evidence that Manziel received money in exchange for signing autographs, based on currently … Continue reading NCAA Issues Half-Game Penalty To Heisman Winner For Bylaw Violation
August 31, 2013

NCAA Reverses Decision, Rules Ex-Marine Eligible For 2013 Season

The NCAA has reversed its initial ruling declaring former Marine and current freshman Steve Rhodes ineligible to play football for Middle Tennessee State University this season because of his participation in a military recreational football league during his five years of military service. Rhodes has been cleared to resume practice and prepare for his team’s … Continue reading NCAA Reverses Decision, Rules Ex-Marine Eligible For 2013 Season
August 20, 2013

Congress To Protect Athletes And Universities With Proposed National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act

Representatives Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) have introduced the National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act (H.R. 2903) (http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/2903/text), in a rare bi-partisan proposal. The Act, which would halt federal funds for colleges and universities refusing to take specified measures to protect student athletes and their schools in sports and academic activities, has been proposed … Continue reading Congress To Protect Athletes And Universities With Proposed National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act
August 6, 2013

University to Expand Opportunities for Female Athletes, Settling Title IX Action

Quinnipiac University has agreed to maintain its women’s volleyball team and expand athletic opportunities for its female students as part of a proposed settlement to end a lengthy court battle regarding the school’s lack of Title IX compliance. The question of Quinnipiac’s Title IX compliance initially arose in 2009, when five members of the school’s … Continue reading University to Expand Opportunities for Female Athletes, Settling Title IX Action
April 29, 2013

Pages