03/01/2011 9:44 AM ET
Craig Counsell speaks out in support of Wisconsin's unionized workers
NEW YORK -- Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers infielder and long-time official of the Major League Baseball Players Association, issued the following statement in support of Wisconsinís unionized workers on Tuesday.
"As a Major League baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers who works in Wisconsin under a union contract and whose right to bargain collectively is guaranteed under federal law, I support the thousands of public sector employees who are threatened with the loss of that right under recently-proposed state legislation. These employees are real people with real families whose livelihoods, careers and futures are being jeopardized. I urge the government of Wisconsin not to take away this most basic of union and human rights."