April 25, 2014

Northwestern Football Players Cast Union Vote: Seventy-six football players at Northwestern University cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes -- a direct threat to the pretense that the huge money-making enterprise of college sport is an amateur activity. Required by law to let the vote proceed, Northwestern school officials couldn't tell the athletes to vote "no" but did send a 21-page document outlining problems with forming a union. "They are trying to rattle players," said Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, which would represent the players if unionization succeeds.

posted by rcade to football at 11:18 AM - 1 comment

All that talent at the NW schools of Law and Journalism - wonder if folks there are being somehow restricted from playing any sort of role with this as part of the school's full court press against unionization.

posted by beaverboard at 12:46 PM on April 25

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