NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (June 25, 2018) This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, in its split decision ruling on the Janus V. AFSCME case, provides more evidence that our nation’s highest court operates for the benefit of corporate interests and against American working families.
The 5-4 vote in Janus v. AFSCME 31 curtails the rights of public sector workers, weakening the trade union movement. This 5-4 split decision makes it clear that the U.S. Supreme Court is now an arm and agency of the Right Wing Republican Party and that “equality and justice for all” is a part of history.
Workers’ voices, whether in the public or private sector, will not be silenced by this horrible decision.
The ILA represents a considerable number of public service union members, including more than 2,300 that belong to ILA Local 342, United Marine Division, under the leadership of William Hennessey, an Atlantic Coast District, ILA Vice President.
The voices of our ILA members belonging to this public sector local will not be silenced or weakened by this decision. The ILA remains confident that all unions will use this decision as a rallying point to fight for quality, family-sustaining jobs that are the result of many years of sacrifices, organizing and collective bargaining.
The ILA stands ready to lead this fight.