The court’s decision culminates a long campaign by employers to “defund the left” by cutting off its cash. Organized labor is a key source of people and contributions for progressive causes, and justice Elena Kagan warned that the Janus ruling “will have large-scale consequences.”
As National Domestic Workers Alliance Executive Director Ai-jen Poo put it so eloquently, “This decision is a blow to every working person that has ever felt unheard, unseen, or hurt at the hands of unchecked power.”
But as UAW President Gary Jones said, “You cannot silence the voice of so many American families who want a seat at the bargaining table.”
Here on Union City Radio we’ll continue to report on the efforts by working men and women to stand up and fight for their rights.
On today’s labor calendar,
A weeklong run of the "The Workers Cup" begins today at the Angelika Pop-Up; for details – and all the latest labor calendar postings -- go to dclabor.org, and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history: On this date in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the National Labor Relations Board. Hear more on this week’s Labor History Today podcast, available on your favorite podcast platform, just search for Union City Radio.
Today’s labor quote is by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who said:
“It is now beyond partisan controversy that it is a fundamental individual right of a worker to associate himself with other workers and to bargain collectively with his employer.”
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