The National Football League is about to lock out its players. The league is refusing to negotiate with the players union in good faith. The latest theory is that the NFL will declare an “impasse” in negotiations and simply impose draconian conditions that cut player salaries while extending the football season two more games. More work for less pay.
The union has made it crystal clear that they WANT to play. They just don’t want to have massive givebacks when the average NFL team makes $20 million a year in profits.
Now, the NFLPA has taken its fight public. They’ve made a “Let Them Play” tv commercial begging for fan support. Unfortunately for the union, CBS has refused to air the ad. The network claims they don’t want to “take sides” in the current labor dispute