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A New Kind of Student Union?

Northwestern football players want to unionize, could they be able to?

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Ramogi Huma, President of the College Athletes Players Association, the union looking for recognition from the NLRB.

Ramogi Huma, President of the College Athletes Players Association, the union looking for recognition from the NLRB. AP

Football players at Northwestern University in Evanton, Ill., led by senior quarterback Kain Colter, are petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to form a union. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Ramogi Huma, President of the College Athletes Players Association, which is representing the players, about what they’re asking for. According to Huma, the players are far more interested in stricter rules from the NCAA protecting them from concussions and extended scholarships, not money.

Then, Northwestern University Labor Law Professor Zev Eigen join us. He says it’s unlikely the players’ union will gain recognition from the National Labor Relations Board but that forming a union isn’t the only avenue to get what they’re asking for.

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