Heated words in federal case between Northwestern, group trying to unionize college athletes

  • by: TOM RAUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

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