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  1. Northwestern Becomes First College Football Team to Hold Unionization Vote

    Players for the Northwestern Wildcats have decided whether they want to unionize, but it may be some time before results are known. Votes will be sealed until the National Labor Relations Board rules on an appeal from the university, which lost the initial hearing when players were declared school employees. It’s expected that players will oppose unionization, perhaps due to fear of repercussions and pressure from coaches. Northwestern even pressed players’ parents to tell their children to vote no. Unionized or not, if the NLRB rules in favor of the players, they will be considered school employees. 

    Sources: NYT, Chicago Tribune

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