USA: Massive attack on trade union in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31 decision

From Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

The Supreme Court heard a case on June 27th (Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31)  brought by the rich and powerful who are trying to take away your freedom to join in union.

The American labor movement is a family that will not be pushed around or denied. Working people pave the streets, drive the buses, educate our children, and are the first to respond in times of emergency. Working families know best what is needed to build a better life for ourselves and our loved ones.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 strike in Memphis for better benefits, pay, and safety on the job marked by the poignant words: “I AM A MAN.”

Just like the AFSCME workers in Memphis 50 years ago, we will not back down from the struggle for justice.This past weekend, working people came together in cities all over the country to support the freedom of ALL people to join in union.

Workers are fighting back against the attacks that further rig the economic playing field and jeopardize our freedom to join and win together.

I know that together, we can stand firm to unrig the system and build a better life for working families. Sharing this graphic is a great way to show your solidarity in the fight for workers right now.

Share the image above to support the right of all workers to join together in union for a better life.

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