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FILE - This April 2, 2014 file photo shows former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter, right, and Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. The United Steelworkers union and college football players may seem like an unlikely pairing. Yet the sprawling union is locked in a high-stakes standoff with Northwestern University over whether student athletes on scholarships should be allowed to unionize, engage in collective bargaining and even strike. At first glance, it may seem like a big reach on the part of the union. But it’s been a long time since the Steelworkers Union just represented workers at steel mills and in other jobs directly related to steel. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

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U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) joins U.S. Post Office employees during a protest outside a Staples store, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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U.S. Post Office employee Detra Parker chants during a protest outside a Staples store, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Atlanta. Thousands of postal workers picketed outside Staples stores nationwide Thursday to protest a pilot program that allows the office supply chain to handle U.S. mail. The American Postal Workers Union fears layoffs and post office closings and says that unlike retail workers, postal workers "have taken an oath to protect the sanctity of the mail." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Kevin Walsh, center, New York Metro Area Postal Union director, holds a bullhorn for Eleanor Bailey, a 35-year postal retiree, as she speaks during a rally of postal union members, Thursday April 24, 2014 in New York. Post office workers marched and chanted "Stop Staples, the U.S. mail is not for sale," to protest against a deal between the postal service and Staples they say will replace living-wage postal jobs with low-wage jobs at Staples. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Post office workers march outside a Staples store chanting "Stop Staples, the U.S. mail is not for sale," Thursday April 24, 2014 in New York. Thousands of postal workers around the nation are expected to picket outside Staples' stores to protest a pilot program of postal counters in the stores that are staffed with Staples employees. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Matt Kent, with the American Postal Workers Union, center, beats rhythms on a bucket as he and other union members protest a deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples that will privatize USPS retail services, Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside a Staples store in downtown Washington. Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in New York, Los Angeles and Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Postal workers and and their supporters demonstrate outside of a U.S. Postal Service facility Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Last year, Staples office supply stores began providing postal services under a pilot program that now includes some 80 stores. The American Postal Workers Union objects because the program replaces well-paid union workers with low-wage nonunion workers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)