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Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case threatens worker freedom and safety

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By Randy Clover, Council 31 Explore the Issues Workers' Rights

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an op-ed Clover wrote for the The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.

As a lifelong Republican, I believe deeply that freedom is our most important American value. But I believe that freedom is for every American, not just the billionaires. And as a working man in a dangerous job, I value my freedom to join together with my co-workers in a strong union. …

Now a handful of billionaires want to make it harder to keep our unions strong. They’ve funded a legal case that’s gone to the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments in the case on Feb. 26. If they win, 40 years of settled law that has kept me safer at work and able to live a modestly middle-class life could go right out the window.

To read the rest of the column, go here.

To read a recent New York Times article featuring Clover, go here.

To learn more about the impact of Janus v. AFSCME on working people, go here.