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NLRB To Review Northwestern Football Union Case

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:33:24 CDT
By: AP

Northwestern football players are voting whether to form the nation's first college athletic union. The unprecedented on-campus ballot comes one month after a landmark ruling by a regional head of the National Labor Relations Board, which said players are employees and can unionize. Seventy-six scholarship football players are eligible to vote, but the results may not be known for months because the Big Ten school is appealing the unionization effort. Ballots will be impounded. The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to review the decision. There haven't been rallies or demonstrations on the 19,000-student campus. But there has been plenty of lobbying through private meetings, calls and emails.

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