Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decisionJune 27, 2018
Today’s five-to-four Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME overturns 40 years of settled law. The decision, aiming to disempower workers in public workplaces, has nothing to do with compelled speech. It has everything to do with using the First Amendment as a weapon to deprive public employees of power. As Justice Kagan eloquently put it: “the First Amendment was meant for better things.”
We will continue to fight alongside all workers to enforce and strengthen laws protecting them, even as the Supreme Court, Congress, and the White House continue to undermine them at every turn.