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On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

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4/18/2014 9:00 AM
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Connecticut Magazine (Apr. 18): “On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction"

The National Labor Relations Board ruled last month that the football players at Northwestern, a private college, have the right to form the first labor union in college sports. Legislation is being proposed in Connecticut to extend that right to athletes at public universities like UConn. "I have never in the last 35 years of my life seen the NCAA in more of a bind,” says Allen Sack, member of UNH's sports management and business faculty and president of the Drake Group for Academic Integrity in Collegiate Sport, a nonprofit lobbying organization in residence at UNH.

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