U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Threatening Working Families

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that threatens workers’ ability to stick together and advocate for better public services, better communities.

At a time when big corporations and the wealthy few are rewriting the rules in their favor, knocking American families and our entire economy off-balance, the Supreme Court has chosen to take a case that threatens the fundamental promise of America—that if you work hard and play by the rules you should be able to provide for your family and live a decent life.

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would take up a lawsuit—Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association—that aims to limit the power of teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and others who work in public services to have a say in their wages and how they protect and serve our communities.

America can’t build a strong future if people can’t come together to improve their work and their families’ futures. That’s why in April, tens of thousands from all walks of life marched in the largest demonstrations for higher wages and unions in our country’s history.

Now, people such as Rob Bullock, a child protection worker from Massachusetts, are standing up to make sure the Supreme Court hears the voices of everyday people in this case. In a video, he talks about the progress he and his colleagues have been able to make on behalf of children, saying: “It is disheartening to think the Supreme Court could make it hard for us to advocate for the children we protect and the families we serve. Our work is far too important.” Watch Rob Bullock’s video.

For more information about the case:

A message from labor leaders: http://bit.ly/1ILjdsw

Press coverage:
KQED: http://bit.ly/1CHG8CQ
USA Today: http://usat.ly/1KrkUkD
L.A. Times: http://lat.ms/1Hw1Z7F

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