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What Will Unionized Athletes Mean for Colleges?

The National Labor Relations Board says college football players are not “students.” Many would agree. It took the NLRB to declare them “employees.”
Northwestern University, whose fencing teams scored more points per season than their football teams not too long ago, is the venue for the big union’s big play to unionize every scholarship football player in the country.
The scheme is being funded by a group calling itself the College Athletic Players Association, funded in turn by the United Steelworkers Union.
The NLRB liked the argument that the “football players primarily have an economic relationship with the university ...


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