The Supreme Court is an incredibly powerful institution whose rulings are meant to reflect the fundamental values of our nation. However, over the past decade the Supreme Court has stacked the deck against working people by dealing a number of major blows to the labor movement.
In June 2018, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled 5-4 against workers in the famous Janus vs. AFSCME case, making it more difficult for unions to collect dues from all workers who benefit from collective bargaining. These dues are the lifeblood that powers the work and organizing power of all labor unions.
This devastating ruling was just one in a long line of decisions that are anti-labor and anti-collective bargaining. For the past decade, rulings have been increasingly going against the labor force and making it easier for large corporations and special interests to wield power