Throughout the winter and spring of 2011, demonstrators lined the streets and sidewalks of Wisconsin’s capital city, Madison. At the time, a number of current and former members of the Green Bay Packers, as well as the NFLPA, announced their support for the union protests.
“The NFL Players Association will always support efforts protecting a worker’s right to join a union and collectively bargain,” the NFL players union said in a statement from February 2011. “The NFLPA stands in solidarity with its organized labor brothers and sisters in Wisconsin.”
Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) and four Wisconsin Republican state senators all face recall elections on Tuesday. Walker’s Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, is trailing the governor by 3 percentage points, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released on Monday.
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