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Volume 26 No. 207
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NFLPA Helping Prepare Players By Issuing "Work Stoppage Guide"

The NFLPA has "issued a 'work stoppage guide' to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout" following the '20 season as CBA negotiations between the NFL and the union "continue to make little progress," according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. Much of the guide is "focused on helping players manage their money." The specific suggestions from the NFLPA include:

  • Save at least half of each paycheck
  • Try cooking at home instead of eating out as much
  • Designate one day a week as "no spending day"
  • Take care of major home repairs now
  • Find renters for your unoccupied homes or bedrooms
  • Consider selling clothes you have not worn in a year on Poshmark, Thredup or Tradesy

Other parts of the guide "address specifics of what the rules might be during a work stoppage, in terms of access of team facilities (none), whether the league would conduct a draft (it did in 2011 while players were locked out) and whether players would still be subject to drug testing during a work stoppage" (ESPN.com, 8/15).