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Union warns lockout could cost Green Bay $160M

GREEN BAY (AP) -- The NFL Players Association warns in a letter to local and state leaders in a letter that Green Bay could see more than $160 million in lost jobs and revenue if a lockout occurs next football season.

The association sent letters to Gov. Jim Doyle, Gov.-elect Scott Walker and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt says that the players are happy and want to keep the current agreement in place.

The letter wants local leaders to consider the economic impact of a lockout and to emphasize to Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy the importance of negotiating in good faith.

Local tourism officials estimated in September that each home game brings about $8 million in direct spending to Green Bay.

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