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August 2012

The football lockout of 2011

Paul D. Staudohar

After a 136-day lockout, the longest work stoppage in NFL history, the union and league fi nally reached an agreement that fi nancially satisfi ed all parties, improved player health and safety, and avoided loss of any 2011’s games.

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