Supreme Court Rules Against Unions in Janus v. ASFCME

From our friends at SiX State Innovation Campaign

The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down their decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, striking a blow to workers’ freedom to join together in union and organize on the job. Unions increase economic mobility for everyone by increasing wages, benefits, and working standards in all our communities. Attacks on unions hurt all working people.

It is shameful that the billionaire CEOs and corporate special interests behind this case have succeeded in manipulating the highest court in the land to do their bidding.

In the months ahead, we know progressive state legislators will continue to fight for working families and to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Protecting workers’ freedoms is central to that.

Below are a few resources available as you consider how to get involved:

Guidance from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME): Social media guidance and recommendations for public communications about the decision.

Look for a link to join the Center for American Progress (CAP) and SiX for a briefing on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 pm ET: Staff from CAP will join SiX to brief legislators and legislative staff on state policy options available to support workers and support union rights in a post-Janus world.

Take the Union Challenge: In the spirit of famed labor organizer Norma Rae, post a photo of yourself on Twitter and Facebook holding a sign that says “Union” and post using #union.

 

The views expressed here are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Our Maryland or Our Maryland Education Fund.

 

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