Separate Union Sought Specifically For NFL Running Backs

By Zachary Zagger (August 9, 2019, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A petition filed Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board seeks to create a separate union for National Football League running backs, citing the "unique career structures" for players at the position. The move comes as the league and National Football League Players Association are engaged in negotiations for a new labor agreement.

A group called the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs filed a petition for unit clarification, or a UC Petition, with the NLRB looking to define a specific bargaining unit for running backs.

The filing is a step toward enabling players in that group to bargain for their own...

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