8 Reasons College Athletes Need a Union

January 30, 2014

Last spring, Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter approached National College Players Association President Ramogi Huma about help in getting college athletes more of a say in their own fate so they can improve playing conditions. Huma and Colter worked with the United Steelworkers (USW) and they filed the paperwork and cards this week with the National Labor Relations Board, seeking to establish the first union for college athletes in history called the College Athletes Players Association.  The number of players who signed union cards wasn't disclosed, but Colter expressed that it was more than enough for the process to move forward.

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