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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on Janus Supreme Court Decision

June 27, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) made the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

“Today the Supreme Court issued a deeply disturbing decision that will mean smaller paychecks because employers will pay workers less without effective negotiations and fewer protections in the workplace. Make no mistake about it, this is just another in a long series of attacks on working families.

“Congress must do everything we can to address the challenges facing our working men and women, and with today’s decision, our to-do list got much larger. The current administration has consistently enacted policies that put corporations ahead of workers – from today’s decision, to the tax giveaway or right to work bills across the country.

“Unions are on the front lines fighting for America’s workers, and the Janus decision is just the latest attack on unions and workers. Unions have negotiated for all working men and women including protections in the workplace, health care coverage, retirement security, smaller student to teacher and patient to nurse ratios, and many other benefits workers take for granted such as paid holidays.

“For a President whose campaign promises were to bring good jobs back to America, his Supreme Court nominee doesn’t reflect that priority. We are all stronger together and we must stop the erosion of our labor unions, the best tool workers have to level the playing field.”