On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court made the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop in its ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.
Janus was the culmination of decades of attacks on working people by corporations and the wealthy – and the politicians who do their bidding – to rig the economy in their favor. The forces behind this case are the same forces that have pushed to limit voting rights, undermine civil rights and attack immigrants.
Their goal with is no secret. They want to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions, because unions give workers power in numbers to speak up for themselves, their families and their communities.
No court case or anti-union attacks will stop us from coming together to do what’s best for the profession, our students and our communities. The labor movement is stronger than ever. Here are some resources on the case, what happens when unions are weakened in a state and a backgrounder on anti-worker and anti- public education groups to watch.