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Janus v. AFSCME

lawsuit

On September 28, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari (decided to take up) to Janus v. AFSCME, a case which seeks to make the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop. Janus (just as was the case in Friedrichs v. CTA) is the culmination of decades of attacks on working people by corporate CEOs, the wealthiest 1% and the politicians that do their bidding to rig the economy in their favor. The forces behind this case are the same forces that have pushed for limiting voting rights, attacked immigrants, and undermined civil rights protections. 

recent article in The Guardian highlights how this case is part of a blatant multi-million-dollar campaign to “defund and defang” and weaken unions because they know that strong unions are the best vehicle working people have to level the economic playing field for all Americans. And these two stories from Capital and Main's "Judging Janus" series look at the right wing money behind the case, and what happened in Wisconsin as Scott Walker gutted public-sector union rights.

Janus is a case with far sweeping implications for working families, our students and the communities we serve. Read the CTA and NEA statements - and log in below to take action.

 CTA’s Statement

 NEA's Statement

VOICES

"Their goal here is no secret: they want to use the Supreme Court to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions, because unions give workers a powerful voice in speaking up for themselves, our students, families and communities."

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