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Northwestern Football Players Win Petition To Unionize

by Vashti Hurt | Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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In what could change the face of college athletics, ESPN reports that Northwestern football players won a petition to form a labor union that will allow them to negotiate for benefits.

Northwestern Wildcats football players and the College Athletes Players Association on Wednesday won their petition through the National Labor Relations Board to form a union and bargain for benefits.

The school has released a statement voicing their disagreement with the ruling.

“While we respect the NLRB process and the regional director’s opinion, we disagree with it. Northwestern believes strongly that our student-athletes are not employees, but students,” the university’s statement read. “Unionization and collective bargaining are not the appropriate methods to address the concerns raised by student-athletes.”

Northwestern players will now vote on whether they will officially form the union or not.

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  1. Deon says:

    This could mark the beginning of the end with this billion scam call “NCAA”. NCAA actually is no different from Enron.

  2. nba is fixed says:

    “NCAA actually is no different from Enron”

    Very bold but true statement!

  3. nba is fixed says:

    I have a idea. How about high school recruits choose not to attend Northwestern. While we’re at it, how about high school recruits choose not to attend North Carolina Chapel Hill either!

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