Assemblymember Todd Gloria Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

Janus v. AFSCME was never about ‘free speech’ – it was about silencing speech. This case was nothing more than a blatant power grab by those who do not want to give workers a fair shake and want to diminish their collective voices in the workplace and in our democracy.

Today’s decision is the culmination of a decade’s long campaign to undermine labor unions that has suppressed workers’ wages, reduced retirement security and concentrated wealth in the top one percent. If we want to reverse these disturbing trends and strengthen America’s middle class, we need a vibrant labor movement in this nation.

While the Supreme Court majority turned its back on workers today, we will not do the same in California. Our resolve to fight for workers and working families will not stop. We, in California, will continue to organize and will work together to amplify the voice of working people both here at home and across the nation.”