Northwestern gets union vote

In a landmark -- and to many, surprising -- moment, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can vote to unionize. The school will appeal, although ESPN's Lester Munson says it faces an uphill battle to win. Do you agree with the union movement? Are student-athletes actually employees? Cast your votes below!

Are you in favor of members of the Northwestern University football team attempting to unionize?

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  • Do you consider college football players employees?

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  • Will Northwestern's football team vote to unionize?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • Should college athletes be paid?

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