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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Gut Public-Sector Unions

June 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, a case with immense repercussions for public-sector unions.

"Labor unions built this country. We have unions to thank for safe, clean work environments, the 40-hour work week, and the strongest middle class the world has ever seen. We need to be supporting and growing unions to fight for a prosperous life for all, not undercutting them. This Supreme Court decision will eviscerate public-sector labor unions, and hurt the hardworking men and women who depend on them and their collective bargaining rights for their quality of life. I had hoped the Supreme Court would have ruled to protect America’s workers, and affirm that fair-share fees are critical to maintain the bargaining strength of labor unions representing public servants and employees. I am deeply disappointed that was not the case. This decision will gut public-sector unions, and is yet another blow to labor generally in the Trump age,” said Congressman Ryan. “While the courts have failed in this regard, I am as committed as ever to fighting every day I am in Congress to protect workers, empower unions, and support the families that have made this country great.”