Here is a comparison of the final settlement in the NFL strike and the NFLPA's demands.
Settlement: A five-year, $1.6 billion package.
NFLPA: A four-year $1.6 billion package.
Settlement: A 1983 minimum wage scale beginning at $40,000 for rookies with a cap of $200,000 for 18-year veterans.
NFLPA: $89,000 for rookies to $367,000 after 12 years.
Settlement: Postseason bonuses of up to $70,000 for players on a winning Super Bowl teams.
NFLPA: Postseason bonuses of up to $75,000 for players on winning Super Bowl teams.
Settlement: Severance pay of $5,000 for second-year players upon retirement, $20,000 for third-year players, $60,000 for fourth-year players with increases of $10,000 a year for each additional year in the league to a cap of $140,000 after 12 years.
NFLPA: Severance pay of $15,000 per year of duration of career.
Settlement: $60 million in bonuses to all players, $10,000 for rookies, $20,000 for second-year players, $30,000 for third-year players and $60,000 for all players with four years or more experience.
NFLPA: Bonuses were not part of the union's original demand.
Owners retained the right to pay the bulk of player salaries on the basis of individual negotiations. Union failed to win performance-incentive bonuses, establishment of a trust fund from which to pay player salaries, a percentage of the NFL's gross income and a guarantee of a percentage of television income. The union did win the right to reopen negotiations should there be any additional television money coming to the league.