Governor Wolf: Janus Decision Further Rigs Economy Against Workers

June 27, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement today on the importance of workers’ rights and protections for working families in Pennsylvania after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in on Janus v. AFSCME:

“The Court’s decision is a major step backward for working families and the middle class. For generations, unions in our country have fought for and won protections we all enjoy, including the 40-hour work week, weekends, paid time off, and improved conditions for those who are trying to make ends meet.

“When people can come together and use their voices, we all benefit. And when workers are silenced, families pay the price and the economy becomes more rigged for the rich and powerful.

“This case was driven by special interests trying to maximize their own profit at the expense of families, and the Court’s ruling is just the latest effort to deny workers the dignity and respect they deserve.

“Here in Pennsylvania, I will continue to focus on creating good-paying jobs and growing our economy. Protecting the rights of those who work hard, every day, to get ahead, is integral to achieving our collective goals.”

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