For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ford Statement on Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31
Las Vegas, NV -- In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Mark Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, Aaron Ford issued the following statement:
“Today, the Supreme Court took the side of billionaires, CEOs and special interests over working people. Americans are working more than ever before, yet too many still struggle to provide for their families. Unions level the playing field for hardworking people by raising wages, ensuring better working conditions, and increasing access to health care and retirement security, especially for women and people of color who are disproportionately hurt by a system rigged to favor wealthy and corporate interests.
Nevada is home to tens of thousands of union members. Now, more than ever before, Nevadans need to stand with our brothers and sisters in labor and fight for American workers’ freedom to organize for their rights. I am committed to doing what I can to strengthen and defend unions.”