Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Superbowl champs against Wisco budget

This just in: Seven Green Bay Packers signed a statement today opposing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attack on workers.
Five used to play for the team and two are on the current Superbowl championship team. They are Jason Spitz,  Brady Poppinga, Curtis Fuller, Charles Jordan, Bob Long, Steve Okoniewski and Chris Jacke.

Their letter says:
...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.
The players are facing their own lockout in a few weeks. Help them out by signing a petition here.