March 29, 2016

NYSUT: Friedrichs outcome affirms strong voice for workers

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
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Caption: FILE PHOTO: Pro-union forces rally outside the Supreme Court in January. Photo by Mike Campbell.

ALBANY, N.Y. March 29, 2016 – New York State United Teachers today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 in a case that attacked the rights of public sector workers.

“This outcome affirms what we know to be true: Strong union rights are bedrock to the fabric of our democracy and an economy that works for all Americans. In affirming fair-share fees as a sensible compromise that has served the nation for nearly four decades, today’s court ruling is a blow to the corporate, anti-worker groups behind Friedrichs who wish to deny workers the strong voice on the job they both need and deserve.”

NYSUT represents 600,000 teachers, school-related professionals, academic and professional faculty in higher education, professionals in education and health care and retirees. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers; National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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