The de Blasio administration filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court on Friday in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. The administration’s position is that unions must have the right to collect dues.
CSA is grateful for the administration’s support.“We are pleased that New York City recognizes the vital role of unions in sustaining its working class and middle class,” said CSA President Mark Cannizzaro. “The Supreme Court case threatens to significantly undermine these protections at a watershed moment when the American middle class is eroding and wealth is concentrating increasingly in the hands of the very few.”
In announcing the filing, Mayor de Blasio noted how high are the stakes. “New York City is the city it is today because of the hardworking unionized men and women who built it and run it. Our city is stronger because of unions’ ability to organize and fight for all of our rights. Especially in the face of our current political climate, we should be bolstering tools for empowering and protecting workers not making them more difficult to come by.”