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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Northwestern University and College Athletes Players Association

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor Unions,Laws/Regulations

http://mynlrb.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d4581667b6f

Decision of the Chicago area NLRB that college athletes receiving athletic scholarships are employees of the university they represent and are legally entitled to form a union.  A  former quarterback at Northwestern University began the unionization effort to gain medical coverage for players with football-related injuries.   From the National Labor Relations Board Chicago Region Office