National Partnership for Women & Families

Supreme Court Ruling in Janus Case a Blow to Working Women, But the Fight for Justice for All Workers Will Continue

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 27, 2018 —

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 is a blow to unions and all those whose economic security they support, whether they are union members or not. Women benefit from strong unions, low-income workers and workers of color benefit from strong unions, families benefit from strong unions and our country benefits from strong unions. We need strong unions in order for workers, families and our economy to thrive.

When employees are able to organize, they win better wages and benefits and fairer, safer workplaces. The labor movement in America has raised workplace standards for working women and all working people and we urgently need unions to continue doing this essential work.

Anything that weakens unions harms women and makes it harder to win fair wages, sexual harassment protections and essential benefits like paid leave, paid sick days and health care for workers and their families.

Despite this blow to working women, we will continue standing in solidarity with our union allies until all working people can live and work with dignity and economic security.

The fight for justice for all workers will continue — and we will prevail.”

Contact

Alex Nseir (202) 986-2600 anseir@nationalpartnership.org

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.

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