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For Immediate Release

Liz Cattaneo, 202-393-1044 x104 or

Statement on Harris v. Quinn

An Attack on Working People Is an Attack on Everyone


Following today's Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement:

"Today, in an overreaching decision, the Supreme Court limited collective bargaining rights of Illinois care workers and attacked workers' rights at the very core.

This ruling serves the interests of anti-worker extremists at the expense of these invaluable workers who care for our families and our children.

The majority of people in this country support fair wages, good benefits and safe jobs for everyone - and unions are on the front lines of protecting those rights for working people. Today's decision to limit workers' freedom to form unions is a slap in the face to the millions of people trying to make ends meet in America today."

Jobs with Justice is a national network of local coalitions that bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people. It works with 47 coalitions in 24 states across the country. More information can be found at their website