NFL Lockout Now One Month Old

April 12th, 2011

Tuesday marks a month since the NFL owners imposed their lockout on players. The lockout has now lasted for 31 days (see the Lockout Duration clock at right.)

What exactly is a lockout?

A lockout is an agreement by employers not to negotiate for or do business with employees. Players are also locked out of entering practice or stadium facilities and may not communicate with team officials.

How did we get here?

An updated “NFL Lockout Checklist” shows the many steps owners took before following through with their planned lockout on March 12, 2011, which includes the owners opting out of the old agreement in May 2008. View the checklist here

Mediation scheduled for Thursday marks the first talks between the league and its players in the month since the lockout began.

As evidenced by the NHL lockout, the effects can be harmful and wide-ranging. When will the owners lift the lockout?

One Response to “NFL Lockout Now One Month Old”

  1. Dan Beaton Says:

    Who cares about a lockout? No one with any sense.

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