Supreme Court Rules Against America’s Workforce

Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2018 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) issued a statement from NABTU President Sean McGarvey following today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Mark Janus and against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) attacks the rights and freedoms of American workers and further concentrates corporate power at the expense of working families in this great nation. While political and ideological elites cheer the flow of unchecked corporate money as political speech, this decision seeks to silence the voice of workers who want to collectively improve their working conditions and the economic trajectory of them and their family. All of our brothers and sisters in the labor movement represent the working and middle class of America, and we will not allow this decision to divide us. Despite this setback that seeks to silence workers’ voices and undermine their rights in the workplace, we will continue to organize and increase bargaining power for everyday Americans who have been under relentless assault from well- funded ideologues and indifferent politicians while their wages stagnate and their cost of living continues to rise.”