Pelosi Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Janus Case
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31:
“The Supreme Court’s radical ruling tramples over the freedom and basic rights of more than 17 million public workers. The Court’s decision to reverse decades of precedent will have drastic, destructive and long-lasting impacts on all hard-working Americans’ good-paying jobs, wages, health care, retirement and workplace conditions.
“The men and women of labor are the backbone of the American middle class and of our country. But with sham lawsuits and legislative attacks on the basic rights of workers and unions, Republicans continue to stack the deck further for their corporate donor friends and against working men and women trying to earn a decent living.
“Democrats are fighting to give the American people A Better Deal that safeguards every worker’s right to a fair shot in today’s economy, by strengthening workers’ freedom to negotiate through unions for better wages and quality of life. We will never stop defending the transformative impact and progress that our brothers and sisters in labor continue to make to our nation every day.”
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