College Sports

College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete Union

View Comments
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference, announcing the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference, announcing the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete UnionAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete UnionHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete UnionMissing Summer?

87222728 College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete Union8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx College QB Testifies In Bid To Form Athlete Union Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter is the first witness at a closely watched hearing to determine whether college athletes can form a union.

Colter testified Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago that is expected to last three days.

Colter has said most of the team’s 85 scholarship players support forming a union, though he has been the only one to step forward publicly. He is a senior who has finished his college career.

The pivotal question is whether college athletes qualify as employees and thus have a right to unionize.

A union would dramatically change the landscape of college sports, and the NCAA maintains that students are not employees. The bid is being supported by the United Steelworkers union.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments