Labor unions view Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as Public Enemy No. 1 after he championed legislation stripping unions of the ability to collectively bargain, then survived a union-backed recall attempt. But after the Packers’ loss on Monday Night Football, Walker has finally found a union he supports: The NFL Referees Association.
Responding to the Seahawks’ Hail Mary being ruled a touchdown for Seattle’s Golden Tate, rather than an interception for Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings, Walker went on Twitter this morning and wrote that the NFL should end the lockout of the NFL Referees Association and return the regular officials to the field.
Governor Walker (@GovWalker) September 25, 2012
There aren’t many people who would be more reluctant to back labor over management in a collective bargaining dispute than Scott Walker. That Walker is calling on the NFL to end the standoff suggests that the NFL may have no supporters left.
Or maybe it just suggests that Packers fans are furious this morning, regardless of their political affiliation.