1982 NFL strike
This 57-day player strike cost each team seven games. At issue were league revenues, benefits, and free agency. The players were seeking a five percent increase in gross revenues but accepted a one-time, $60 million payment. They also gained the right to obtain copies of individual player contracts, which would help rectify salary imbalances in future negotiations, and received an increase in salary benefit packages. To the benefit of the owners, the issue of free agency was tabled and no changes were made to player pensions. Steelers owner Dan Rooney (left) was influential in getting the sides to an agreement.