Fred Klonsky points out that some of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and former Packers have come out in support of public employees, unions and collective bargaining rights:
STATEMENT BY CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPION GREEN BAY PACKERS ON GOVERNOR WALKER’S ATTACKS ON PUBLIC WORKERS
We know that it is team work on and off the field that makes the Packers and Wisconsin great. As a publicly owned team we wouldn’t have been able to win the Super Bowl without the support of our fans.
It is the same dedication of our public workers every day that makes Wisconsin run. They are the teachers, nurses and child care workers who take care of us and our families. But now in an unprecedented political attack Governor Walker is trying to take away their right to have a voice and bargain at work.
The right to negotiate wages and benefits is a fundamental underpinning of our middle class. When workers join together it serves as a check on corporate power and helps ALL workers by raising community standards. Wisconsin’s long standing tradition of allowing public sector workers to have a voice on the job has worked for the state since the 1930s. It has created greater consistency in the relationship between labor and management and a shared approach to public work.
These public workers are Wisconsin’s champions every single day and we urge the Governor and the State Legislature to not take away their rights.
This statement was issued by the following current and former Green Bay Packers:
Wisconsin is the center of the war against unions and public employees right now.
If Walker gets away with this here, Christie will try and get away with this in Jersey, Cuomo will try and get away with this in New York.
The time to fight these neo-liberal and wingnut corporate scum is NOW.
Walker, Christie, Obama, Cuomo - all of them.
The Dem corporate whores like Cuomo and Obama want labor to support them and they use the specter of guys like Walker and Christie to get labor to support them.
But make no mistake, Obama and Cuomo will do the SAME to unionized workers and public employees as Christie and Walker - only with a smile on their faces.
In fact, Cuomo is doing almost EXACTLY that now.
Fight them all.