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Hey Scott Walker, did you know that the state's NFL team, the Green Bay Packers was founded on union principles of the workers of the actual meat packing facilities?
It's the ONLY NFL team owned by the fans, all part of the original Union franchise.

And guess what Scott Walker, there is only one true 'sin' in Wisconsin, and that is being on the wrong side of the ball with the Green Bay Packers.

And guess what Scott, you are in that unfavorable position.

Excerpts from the Packer players below...

Present and former members of the Green Bay Packers, all members of the National Football League Players Association, have signed a letter in support of the AFL-CIO's efforts to derail Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut some union bargaining rights.

The letter was signed by Curtis Fuller, Chris Jackie, Charles Jordan, Bob Long, Steve Okoniewski, Brady Poppinga and Jason Spitz.

The statements reads:

We know that it is teamwork 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."

It is time like these that you can see the battle lines drawn, and when you look on your team, and you have an NFL Superbowl champion team urging the GOTV, you feel pretty good versus the Koch brothers.

Solidarity with Wisconsin workers and Barrett!!!

Oh, and one more quote from Troy Polamalu

“I think what the players are fighting for is something bigger,” Polamalu said. “A lot of people think it’s millionaires versus billionaires and that’s the huge argument. The fact is its people fighting against big business. The big business argument is ‘I got the money and I got the power therefore I can tell you what to do.’ That’s life everywhere. I think this is a time when the football players are standing up and saying, ‘No, no, no, the people have the power.’”
Amen Troy.

Let's get the Get Out the Vote !!!!

Originally posted to wade norris on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:10 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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