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President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. Working people are already mobilizing against the choice. As AFL‑CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Any senator who believes Supreme Court justices should protect the rights of all Americans should reject this nomination and demand a nominee who will protect the rights of working people and uphold our constitutional values of liberty, equality and justice for all.”

Working people are already grappling with a brand of corporate, right-wing judicial activism that has taken hold of whole swaths of the justice system. In her dissent in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, Justice Elena Kaganwarned against those who would act as a “black-robed ruler overriding citizens’ choices.”

Judge Kavanaugh has made it clear he would be more of the same. He has spent his career ruling against working families, undermining our rights at work and enabling discrimination on the job:

·         American Federation of Government Employees, AFL‑CIO v. Gates: Handed down an opinion that his colleagues argued would allow the secretary of defense to “abolish collective bargaining altogether.”

·         Agri Processor Co. Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board: In a dissent, wrote that a company should not be ordered to bargain with a union, arguing that undocumented workers were ineligible to vote in a union election (in direct conflict with long-standing Supreme Court precedent).

·         SeaWorld of Florida LLC v. Perez: Dissented from a majority opinion upholding a safety citation against SeaWorld following the death of a trainer.

·         Venetian Casino Resort LLC v. NLRB: Overturned an NLRB decision finding that a hotel engaged in unfair labor practices when it requested police officers issue criminal citations to union demonstrators who were legally protesting.

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