Brady says Supreme Court decision a blatant conservative attack on American Workers

Jun 27, 2018 Issues: Economy and Jobs

PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Bob Brady (D-PA) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is the latest conservative attack on working Americans and their families. Public sector unions use fair share fees to bargain for all public service employees, whether or not they are part of the union. If you get the benefits of collective bargaining, you should pay your fair share. By preventing unions from collecting these fees, the Supreme Court is placing the interests of the bosses ahead of our hardworking firefighters, teachers, and police.

As a longtime member of the Carpenters’ and Teachers’ unions, I know firsthand the importance of organized labor. Our nation’s middle class was born from workers coming together to demand better wages and working conditions. While today’s decision is a setback, I will never stop working for every American’s right to a fair deal.

Lastly, we should never forget that today’s decision is the direct result of a stolen Supreme Court seat. The Senate’s unprecedented refusal to confirm Merrick Garland paved the way for this blatant political ruling.”