Zack Space Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME
Supreme Court rules in favor of plaintiff, striking blow to
5 million public-sector employees nationwide
Former United States Congressman and Democratic nominee for
Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space released the following
statement last Wednesday morning in response to the Supreme
in Janus v. AFSCME.
The SCOTUS ruling prohibits public-sector unions from
charging “fair share” fees from non-union members.
“The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME is a
victory for the wealthy special interests who at every
opportunity seek to diminish and derail the organized labor
movement. This particular case -- launched by a conservative
governor, and decided by the inhabitant of a stolen Supreme
Court seat -- proves the extent to which our broken
political system is rigged to benefit corporations, the
professional political class, and their donors at the
expense of working people.
Corporations will stop at nothing to advance their
anti-worker agenda, all for the sake of shareholder profit.
The outsized influence of corporate interests and their
money in our political system is a disgrace to democracy
itself, and must be reined-in.
As Auditor of State, I will champion the labor movement, and
do everything in my power to ensure that working Ohioans and
their families are again represented in Columbus. The forces
seeking to rig our democracy to suit their narrow needs will