For Immediate Release
June 27, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Janus v. AFSCME
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today in Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that requiring public sector union fees violates free speech. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“This decision is devastating for workers. This Supreme Court decision simply backs up the real Republican view of the working class. They don't care about workers. They don't care about families. They care about putting even more money in the pockets of billionaire corporate executives and dismantling workers' rights. Today as always, we stand with our sisters and brothers in the labor movement. Together, we're going to work to elect a wave of pro-union, pro-choice candidates in November who will fight back against the GOP's anti-worker agenda.”
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