AP – The road to a union for college athletes faces a long legal process.
Northwestern University has a Wednesday deadline to ask the National Labor Relations Board to review a decision classifying football players as employees of the university. That decision opened the door for players to let a union represent them.
Many legal experts believe the case could ultimately wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, and it may take years to get there.
The football team has a vote scheduled for April 25 on whether to let a union bargain for better health insurance, scholarships and other matters. But it’s not clear if they will do so — some players have said they don’t support the union concept.
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