The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a historic ruling that Northwestern University football players are school employees who are entitled to form what would be the nation's first union of college athletes.
A political spending arm of the nation's largest teachers' union is spending $1.7 million for a commercial in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race critical of House Speaker Thom Tillis on public school spending.
The National Education Association said the commercial began running Friday and will continue for a week in six leading television markets. It's also going online.
Dozens of demonstrators wearing red union shirts rallied at the North Carolina capitol to call for fair wages and workers' rights.
Friday's rally kicked off seven days of demonstrations by the organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests of conservative public policy at the North Carolina Legislature. About 1,000 people have been arrested at the protests during the past two legislative sessions.
House Republicans want to prevent North Carolina city and county governments from collecting union dues from workers and requiring local employers to assume responsibilities related to pollution generated by their employees.