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NLRB Seeks Comment On University Football Union Question

Mon, 12 May 2014 17:01:56 CDT
By: AP

A labor agency has invited outside parties to weigh in on whether Northwestern football players should be able to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has posted a notice asking groups not directly involved in the dispute to submit arguments for or against unionization by June 26. A regional director of the NLRB ruled in March that football players at the Chicago-area university are employees and have a right to unionize. The Big Ten school is appealing the ruling to the full labor agency board in Washington. The would-be union, the College Athletes Players Association, wants the landmark ruling upheld. The Northwestern players voted on unionization April 25. But the ballots are sealed until after the appeals process.

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