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Labor Board rules Northwestern University football players are employees, can unionize

Labor Board rules Northwestern University football players are employees, can unionize
Northwestern University
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:47pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:05pm

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the school announced Wednesday.

The ruling has not yet been posted to the National Labor Relations Board website, but in a statement, Northwestern acknowledged the ruling and says it plans to appeal.

Northwestern fought the petition by saying its players are students, not employees.
 

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