Jan 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; (From left to right) CAPA president Ramogi Huma, Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, United Steelworkers (USW) national political director Tim Waters, and United Steelworkers (USW) president Leo W. Gerard during a press conference for CAPA College Athletes Players Association at Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern players win case with NLRB, college athletes one step closer to union


When Kain Colter and the Northwestern football players brought upon the idea of unionization a few months ago, they were chastised to no end and the case was deemed as anything but winnable for the most part. Well, there were a lot of people proven wrong on Wednesday as the CAPA won the case with the NLRB, and will now take their efforts to Washington, D.C.

It was mainly the NCAA that was arguing the fact that college athletes aren’t employees, but the NLRB sees things a little differently.


We all knew that something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and now the dream for some of college athletes getting paid for their efforts is close to becoming a reality more than ever.

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