June 27, 2018
For Immediate Release Contact: Info@undocublack.org
Washington, DC - In the last couple of days, the US Supreme Court has made rulings that are a direct attack on our communities and will take centuries to undo. Today, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the judges have decided that workers are not required to pay fees into public sector unions that represent them. The conservative judges are imposing their false morality ideologies to control women’s reproductive rights, ban Muslims from coming into this country and to favor billionaires against working class people.
The UndocuBlack Network stands in solidarity with working people. Unions are especially important for Black people, immigrants and people of color as a bargaining tool for better pay and better working conditions. Unions have made our people, our economy and our movements stronger throughout history. The Supreme Court has demonstrated that it continues to favor corporate interests over the wellbeing of working families. The majority of the judges are complicit in upholding white supremacist ideology where capitalism rules at the expense of our communities.
Unions are needed now more than ever. We must continue to fight!