Statement from California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Friedrichs Ruling
Today’s Supreme Court decision in Friedrichs v CTA, upholding lower court rulings that educators and other public servants have the right to a strong union in the workplace, is a momentous victory for working people. The Court rightly upheld 40 years of precedent, rejecting the attacks by deep-pocketed corporate special interests that were the driving force behind the Friedrichs case. While this is an important win for workers, we know the fight isn’t over. Unions will continue the important work of organizing and mobilizing to beat back these attacks while aggressively pursuing real, lasting gains for workers that open up a path to the American Dream for everyone.
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The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.