look for the words people use, relative to the upcoming business disaster in the NFL.
if they say "work stoppage" they are tools of ownership.
most of the media are such tools these days since they and the teams are all tied into the same business webs.
but the workers are happy with their current deal 9which is not die to expire yet).
so they have no reason to "stop work", although the term makes it sound like it is at least partly their fault.
tell the truth, call it a LOCKOUT. the owners want to lock the union out and break it. they hired a known proven union breaker to run their "negotiations" and do this.