Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Tied Supreme Court Decision in Favor of America's Workers

Mar 29, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, preserving the Ninth Circuit Court ruling in favor of America’s workers:

“Strong unions are essential to the health and strength of the American worker, ensuring that a hard day’s work earns a fair day’s pay.  History shows that the leadership of strong unions helps advance the wages, benefits and rights of members and non-members alike.

“Yet in the courts, in the states, and in the Congress, we see powerful interests trying to undermine the unions that serve as the foundation of the middle class – the backbone of our democracy.  We see a concerted campaign to weaken hard-working Americans and stack the deck for the special interests.

“Today’s tie decision from the Supreme Court preserves unions’ ability to maintain a strong voice on behalf of workers.  We are confident that a fully constituted Supreme Court will affirm unions’ vital contributions to the success of all workers throughout America.”

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