State of the college union: Vote will have consequences

This may be one of those “be careful what you ask for” moments. But the real value is in speaking up.

As Northwestern University football players filed into a McGaw Hall classroom early one recent morning, they weren’t studying history. Instead, they were making it.

Armed with a National Labor Relations Board Order backing their right to organize, players were voting on whether to form the nation’s first college athletics union.

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