College Players May Unionize

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Members of Northwestern University’s football team are preparing to cast the ballots that will decide whether they will form a labor union. (The Daily Northwestern)

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Scholarship players at Northwestern University (in white above, on offense against the University of Michigan in 2012) were recognized as university employees in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in February. As employees, they have the right to form or join a labor union. Photograph by Michael Barera, courtesy Wikimedia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Scholarship players at Northwestern University (in white above, on offense against the University of Michigan in 2012) were recognized as university employees in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in February. As employees, they have the right to form or join a labor union.
Photograph by Michael Barera, courtesy Wikimedia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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  • This decision will directly impact very few people at a single wealthy private university near Chicago. Why is it national news?

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