Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Janus v.
AFSCME 31 Supreme Court Decision
June 27, The Supreme Court of the United States issued its
decision in the Janus v. AFSCME 31 case. In response to
that decision, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the
comes just as millions of workers across the country are
recommitting to unions with new organizing drives and
growing ranks in important sectors of our economy right here
in Ohio. Public support for labor unions has risen to its
highest level in years.
billionaires and corporate special interests that have
manipulated our system of justice have succeeded in getting
the highest court in the land to do their bidding. The
labor movement, however, remains undeterred.
We have faced
similar attacks in Ohio and ultimately prevailed. Powered
by our membership and carried by the expressed support of a
vast majority of Ohioans, labor unions will continue to
fight to sustain our families, improve our workplaces and
make our communities stronger regardless of the court’s