Northwestern Football Players Win Bid To Unionize05:30

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Northwestern University says it will appeal a ruling by the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board that will football players at the school form a union.

The NCAA and the Big Ten Conference, which Northwestern belongs to, criticized the decision.

But former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, who led the effort to form a union, said he believes players are employees, and he is confident the remaining players at the university will vote to unionize.

Slate's Mike Pesca joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the implications of the NLRB's decision for college football.


This segment aired on March 27, 2014.