29 Sep '17, 6pm

Sierra Club Statement on Supreme Court Case Janus v AFSCME | Sierra Club

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Certiorari in Janus v. AFSCME. The Janus case could endanger public sector unions, threatening them with so-called “right-to-work” status.Janus is a resurrection of the Friedrichs case which was defeated in a 4-4 tie last year. With the appointment of conservative Justice Gorsuch, the Court has agreed to hear the same issue again. In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement: "At the core of the fight to tackle the climate crisis is a concern for protecting communities and families. The case Janus v. AFSCME is a direct threat to those concerns, as it could rig the rules against working people, taking away the freedom of opportunity for working people to join together in strong unions.The CEOs and corporate special interests behind this case are the same corporations ...

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