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In an ongoing debate of whether college athletes should be paid and able to organize in unions, a number of Northwestern University football players have sued the NCAA for the right to form organized unions, according to a report by ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.” At least 26 of the team’s 85 scholarship players signed a petition expressing their grievances.

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The petition was delivered to the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago by Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association. The players  have been backed by United Steelworkers union.
 
It is key to note that the players are not asking for monetary payment; instead, they are seeking assurances of health care (during and after their playing days) and the ability to seek unionized support in the event a player feels abused by the NCAA.
 
Roland Martin spoke with Tom Farrey, the author of the report, on “NewsOne Now.” Listen to what they discussed here:

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