Senator Thomas: Despite Janus Setback, We Will Work to Defend Voices of Ohio Workers
June 27, 2018
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Janus vs. AFSCME case, stating that public-sector unions’ fair share fees, collected from employees who decline to join a union but still benefit from their negotiations, are unconstitutional. The decision will essentially bring “right to work” to public sector workers across America.
Ohio state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statement in response:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is devastating for workers in Ohio and all across America. As a former police officer, I know firsthand that the ability to collectively bargain for safe working conditions and fair wages is a powerful and important tool. When the court decides to restrict that tool, a power imbalance is created that overwhelmingly and negatively impacts workers.
“Despite this setback, I will continue to stand strong with our labor partners to defend the voices of the Ohio workers who protect us, educate our children, and serve our communities. “