A Union of Northwestern University Football Players

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On March 26th, the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) agreed that 55 scholarship football players of Northwestern University can be represented by a union for purposes of collective bargaining. The 24 page ruling relies on relevant citations from the National Labor Relations Act as amended. The player’s petition argued […]

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McCutcheon v. FEC: Free Speech, Picketing and Bribery

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The phrasing in the First Amendment to the U.S Constitution intends to guarantee the right of free speech and the right to peaceably assemble to redress grievances. The Supreme Court just decided that campaign finance laws that limit contributions to candidates limit free speech. In this case known as McCutcheon v. FEC it might be […]

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Inflation and the Buying Power of the Minimum Wage

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President Obama has proposed an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour that may or may not be considered and passed by Congress. The last increase in the minimum wage was July 24, 2009, when it went up to $7.25 an hour. Even though inflation rates are low, a wage fixed for almost […]

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Start Enjoying the Ease of Online Banking

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The steady increase over the years of online services to take care of consumer’s banking needs has caused a number of financial institutions to do away with many of their physical locations. Instead, they’ve chosen to give their customers what they want, which is an easy banking experience that they can enjoy wherever an internet […]

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Beware of Hidden Pitfalls When Selling Online

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Online marketplaces make it easy to list items for sale, whether you run a small business or are simply engaging in a little spring cleaning. It doesn’t take long to showcase your item to a wide audience online, increasing your chance of a profitable, quick sale. However, terms and conditions can vary widely when you’re […]

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Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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Some believe Americans live in a new age of decline. In The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, author George Packer invites readers to test their views on decline while reading 430 pages of journalistic narrative on a selection of Americans and their activities from the last twenty-five years. The book does not […]

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Equity Release: The Pros and Cons

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More and more people are finding that their retirement funds are not enough to see them through. Others who are approaching retirement are feeling the financial pressure to continue working. In order to provide a solution, an increasing number of individuals are turning to equity release. Equity release is a means of borrowing against the […]

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