Prof. Cooper Quoted in Star Tribune on Sports Issues Related to Labor Law and Arbitration

Professor Laura Cooper was quoted in a Star Tribune article entitled "Mankato Football Players end Protest, Will Practice." Cooper said, "Just like any other coach, they can buy out the rest of his contract, but only if he agrees. What they can't do is fire him because the players don't want to play for him." Cooper was quoted in another Star Tribune article entitled "Concordia Paying Close Attention to Northwestern Union Issue." The article stated: "Even if Northwestern players vote to form a union, little is expected to change immediately. The legal fight to unionize, should the players vote to do so, could drag on for at least a year and include appeals by Northwestern to the full National Labor Relations Board, and also into federal court, said Laura Cooper, a University of Minnesota law professor specializing in labor law and arbitration."