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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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New players association will rep most of NWSL’s players

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 22 / 17

M ore than 160 National Women’s Soccer League players have formed a players association that may later become a union. The new group, the NWSL Players Association , will represent the interests of the majority of the players in...

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05/22/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: NWSL association

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Tags: Labor and Agents

05/22/17
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05/19/17
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SportsBusiness Daily: Morgan Stanley Sponsoring SLA Conference

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lawyer: Fegan Did Not "Orchestrate" ISE Suit

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