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Northwestern football players to hold union election April 25

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 28: Northwestern quarterback KaColter speaks press conference January 28 2014  The Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 28: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference on January 28 2014 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago Illinois. Citing what they deem as the NCAA's abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury, the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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The Northwestern football players will vote on April 25 to determine whether they would like to unionize, a source confirmed Wednesday.

On March 26 the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of the College Athletes Players Association, which sought for the Wildcats players to be recognized as employees. After the regional director had ruled in CAPA’s favor, he directed an election to take place.

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