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NU players to vote on union Friday

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If you see a flock of television news trucks on Ashland Avenue near Ryan Field Friday morning, know that they'll be there to cover the voting by Northwestern University football players on whether to join a union.

The results of the secret-ballot vote vote may not be known for months, until the full National Labor Relations Board decides whether to uphold the decision by its Chicago regional director that the players should be free to unionize.

More on the university's efforts to persuade players to vote against the union in this story today from the New York Times.

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