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Green Bay Packer Charles Woodson supports Wisconsin working families

Posted: 2/20/2011 11:21:31 AM

Charles Woodson, all-pro cornerback for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, has issued a statement in support of Wisconsin's "dedicated public workers" in their struggle to retain collective bargaining rights. He said:

Last week I was proud when many of my current and former teammates announced their support for the working families fighting for their rights in Wisconsin. Today I am honored to join with them.

Thousands of dedicated Wisconsin public workers provide vital services for Wisconsin citizens. They are the teachers, nurses and child care workers who take care of us and our families. These hard working people are under an unprecedented attack to take away their basic rights to have a voice and collectively bargain at work.

It is an honor for me to play for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers and be a part of the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. I am also honored as a member of the NFL Players Association to stand together with working families of Wisconsin and organized labor in their fight against this attempt to hurt them by targeting unions. I hope those leading the attack will sit down with Wisconsin's public workers and discuss the problems Wisconsin faces, so that together they can truly move Wisconsin forward.

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Comments 13

  1. Pamela Tuttle 2/25/2011

    Thank you for your open support. Thank you for the season and the World Championship. Thank you from a retired teacher for being involved in your community and state. 
  2. Alice 2/23/2011

    Thank you Charles - we stand by you also!
  3. Michael L. Dellger 2/21/2011

    Dear Charles,

    Thank you so much for standing with the unions. I hope that someone directs to to this website so that you can witness for yourself the gratitude and admiration we have for your standing strong. I'm proud of you, and I'm proud of us.
  4. Gina 2/21/2011

    Thank you Charles for standing with the people of Wisconsin! We need more Packers just like you to help us continue the fight for workers rights. 
  5. Vikes Fan 2/21/2011

    Charles, Thanks for standing up for us.  Congrats on your Super Bowl ring, too!
  6. Shandra 2/21/2011

    Thank you, Charles!  You must have had a good teacher because you understand the values of supporting your community versus kicking the table legs out from under us!  It's good to know that we don't just believe in the Pack; but the Pack believes in us!  Thank you, thank you, thank you...
  7. Brenda Hughes 2/20/2011

    Mr. Charles Woodson  you have always been a CLASS ACT to bad Scotty Walker wont take your lead!
  8. Marshall Flax 2/20/2011

    Thank you, Mr Woodson.  Please ask all of your teammates to join you in  supporting Wisconsin workers right to bargain collectively.  For us, it's 4th and 29 with less than 2 minutes on the clock -- it must happen NOW!
  9. Katie Kaufman 2/20/2011

    Thank you Charles Woodson. I am a proud member of WBEA for 31 years  I am also proud to be a middle school teacher. We sure could use the support of all your NFL buddies.
  10. Maureen 2/20/2011

    Thank you Charles Woodson - can you get more Packers to stand up for us?  We MUST win this battle.
  11. David Fischer 2/20/2011

    Thank you Charles Woodson. Go Pack Go and Move Wisconsin Forward not Backwards.
  12. Steve Lewis 2/20/2011

    Thanks for your support, Charles.  Go Pack, and go WEAC!
  13. Laura Landreth 2/20/2011

    Thank you Charles Woodson.
    I am a proud member of WEAC and honored to be a hard working teacher. We need to work together for the benefit of our state and communities. Walker is not a team player.
    If Walker wins - we all lose.

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