California Senate Leader Reacts to Janus Decision

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with forces that are waging a direct and coordinated attack on working people and their ability to collectively bargain for better pay and working conditions. Without a doubt, this is a setback for hard-working families and a victory for those who seek to widen the income gap between the very rich and the rest of us. But the labor movement is no stranger to adversity, and I know this will only harden its resolve and fuel its ongoing efforts to create a strong American middle class.”