Green Bay Packers defensive star Charles Woodson, who has now won a Super Bowl ring to match his Heisman Trophy award, has come out in support of the Wisconsin workers' right to collective bargaining. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has railed against the workers and union members of late. Woodson's statement reads:
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.