What are the issue(s)? Is it that the owners want to pay less money than in the past or is it that the players want too much of an increase?
As I understand it, there is a lockout in effect. Why didn’t the owners simply say, “work under the old contract until we reach a settlement”? or is it a case of “If some (but no all) players go on strike, we might as well shut down completely”
As I understand it, the union was dissolved. Did the union effectively do that on it’s own as a negotiating tactic, or did the players really think the union was not acting in their best interest? If there is no union, who is negotiating with the owners?