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Basketball players’ union supports Wisconsin workers

Published Mar 2, 2011 3:24 PM

The following statements were issued Feb. 25 by National Basketball Players Association representatives in opposition to the passing of the anti-union “budget repair bill” by the Wisconsin Assembly on Feb 24.

“Last night’s vote by the Wisconsin Assembly was an attempt to undermine organized labor and the men and women across the country who depend on their unions for a voice in the workplace. The NBPA proudly supports our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin and their stand for unequivocal collective bargaining rights.”

— Billy Hunter, NBPA executive director

“Wisconsin public-sector workers tirelessly deliver services on a daily basis to millions of Wisconsin residents. The right of these hardworking men and women to organize and bargain collectively is fundamental. Wisconsin’s workers deserve better than last night’s vote. Today, our union stands proudly with our fellow union members throughout the state as they continue their fight.”

— Keyon Dooling, NBPA first vice president, Milwaukee Bucks