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Green Bay Packers Players Join Unions in Rejecting Gov's Cutbacks


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - Present and former Green Bay Packers are among those urging the Legislature to reject Governor Scott Walker’s proposed union cutbacks.

Current linebacker Brady Poppinga and offensive lineman Jason Spitz joined 1990’s Super Bowl kicker Chris Jacke and ex-Packers Bob Long, Charles Jordan, Curtis Fuller, and Steve Okoniewski in signing a letter.

The players said they know teamwork on and off the field is what makes the Packers and Wisconsin great – and it’s the same dedication of public workers which makes the state run.

They called the right to negotiate wages and benefits, most of which Walker would take away, a, “fundamental underpinning of our middle class.” And they said the current setup has worked for Wisconsin since the 1930’s.

The Packers letter supported the AFL CIO’s attempt to kill Walker’s measure. The NFL players’ union was also expected to weigh in on the matter.