Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Voices Disagreement with the Supreme Court’s Decision Weakening Rights of Workers, Unions
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s divided 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME:
"The ruling in Janus v. AFSCME represents yet another ideological decision by the Supreme Court, overturning nearly 40 years of precedent by undermining workers' rights and collective bargaining power. This decision will hurt not only the strength of our unions themselves, but also the ability of American workers to fight for better pay and ultimately better lives.
"As a dues-paying member of AFSCME, I see how essential labor unions are for many workers. Unions are the best avenue for public service employees - such as teachers and EMS personnel - to defend their rights in the workplace and ensure that corporations are not permitted to exploit their employees. It is extremely disappointing that this Supreme Court has taken a drastic step to roll back one of the very tools that has helped ensured that we maintain a fair and prosperous economy for all Americans."
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