Found January 28, 2014 on College Spun:
Current and former college athletes have become very active in trying to gain more rights and representation in the lucrative world of college athletics, and now Northwestern football players are taking a huge step in this area. Led by quarterback Kain Colter, Northwestern players have gone through National College Players Association president Ramogi Huma to file the necessary paperwork that could lead to the players being officially considered employees, and eventually represented by a labor union. Ramogi and Northwestern have received backing by United Steelworkers, whose president Leo Gerard argues against the notion that the college education was fair compensation for the athletes’ services: “When Ramogi first reached out to us years ago, we were like an overwhelming part of the population in that we figured athletes were lucky because they’re getting an education, but then we looked into it and realized it’s a myth. Many don’t get a true education and their scholars...
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