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PBA of NYS Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Janus Case.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME is a deliberate and calculated attempt to undermine the ability of public sector workers to collectively bargain for their members' futures. 

The PBA of New York State strongly condemns the decision, which seeks to drastically curtail the rights of public sector workers, and attempts to erode union membership and finances, which was the goal Janus' backers intended.

Make no mistake; this case was an attack on unions, working people and the causes that the labor movement fights for every day. No court case will stop unions and their supporters from fighting back against efforts to weaken and divide us.

The PBA of New York State, our members, along with our brothers and sisters in labor must organize and demand that our elected leaders and political candidates enact public policies that will make it easier, not harder, for people to join unions.

While today was a setback, the PBA of NYS is confident that when we look back in twenty years this won’t be the beginning of the end for unions, but rather a turning point that brings organized labor together and makes us stronger.