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Should College Football Have Unions? 3/28/14 (Sports)

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    Published on Mar 28, 2014

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    *Football players at Northwestern University have cleared the first major hurdle in their

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    Published on Mar 28, 2014

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    *Football players at Northwestern University have cleared the first major hurdle in their closely watched unionization effort, with an official of the National Labor Relations Board determining that the players are employees and thus eligible to vote in a union election.

    Peter S.

    Ohr, regional director for the agency's Chicago office, issued a ruling Wednesday saying that the players met the necessary criteria to qualify as employees under the National Labor Relations Act.

    The players' case largely hinged on the argument that an athletic scholarship constitutes a form of payment in exchange for work -- a point of view that Ohr evidently agreed with...* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.



    *Read more here from Dave Jamieson / The Huffington Post: www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/26/college-football-union_n_5037126.html



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