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Labor cause stops on Capitol Hill

Updated: April 2, 2014, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Northwestern athletes trying to unionize presented their case to lawmakers Wednesday after a federal agency said they have the same rights to bargain collectively as other workers.

"Health and safety of athletes is the concern, especially to reduce the risk of brain trauma," said Ramogi Huma, president of the National Colleges Players Association, an advocacy group.

Added former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, co-founder of the association: "We're up here ...

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