The Players’ Union has issued a letter to the NFL saying it wants the league to hold its players’ salary to the same standards as the rest of the league.
The letter comes as the NFL is looking at possible salary cap increases that could help keep players in their seats.
The letter was first reported by The Associated Press.
Players are owed $23 million annually and the union has demanded the NFL pay for player health and safety benefits and a new stadium.
The union also wants a cap of $60 million in 2018.
Last year, the union also asked for $2.7 billion in salary increases for all 32 teams.
The NFL Players Association said it’s willing to negotiate on the remaining $2 billion if the league makes significant concessions.
“While we support a salary cap, we have long opposed the use of any cap to increase the average annual salary of our players,” the union said in a statement.
“In recent years, our members have seen their salaries rise to levels not seen in decades and our players have seen pay increases well beyond what their peers have seen.”
The union’s letter comes after the NFL said it will spend $50 million on a new $100 million stadium to be built in Inglewood, California.
The new stadium would be the first of its kind in the NFL.