Unions Will Stay Strong After Janus

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Carolyn Bobb
carolyn.bobb@afj.org
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2018 – Following today’s 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, in which the Court ruled that public sector unions may not collect fees from non-members in the workplace although non-members benefit from unions’ ability to secure better working conditions for all, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling, although it is a setback, is really just the latest chapter in the long-running effort by big corporations and anti-worker politicians to rig the economy in favor of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of all Americans. It is also proof positive that Justice Neil Gorsuch, who pledged at his confirmation hearing to uphold Supreme Court precedent, has no intention of keeping that pledge if it conflicts with a right-wing political agenda. The most important thing to remember is that our public sector unions represent employees who play an enormous role in the health, safety and welfare of our society, and they will remain strong in the face of this and other challenges.”