Post Tagged with: "SCOTUS"

President Diann Woodard’s Statement on the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Harris v. Quinn case earlier this week is a disgrace to workers everywhere and the latest in a series of attempts to erode workers’ rights. Strong unions are the backbone of a fair workplace, and collective bargaining allows for working men and women to come together to make sure they are protected. This latest […]

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High Court Legalizes ‘Free Riders’ When Government and Individuals Jointly Employ Caregivers

WASHINGTON —In a decision that will rob unions of millions of dollars and thousands of members, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize “free riders” in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers. The court split along partisan lines, with all five Republican-appointed male justices in the majority and the four other justices – Elena […]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on DOMA

AFSA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The Labor Movement has a long history of fighting for equality under the law. And, although today’s rulings should be celebrated, we must realize there is far more work to be done to reach full equality for […]

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