UFCW International President Marc Perrone issued a statement on June 27 in response to the Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 that eliminates fair share fees for public employees who are covered by collectively negotiated contracts.
Perrone’s statement reads as follows:
“This decision will lead to increased income inequality and needlessly make it more difficult for every hard-working union family to build a better life.
“Unions like ours offer a true path for people to earn higher pay and high-quality benefits that are affordable.
“While the Supreme Court has chosen to ignore the value unions offer and the good we do, we will never stop proving the incredible good that comes to hard-working men and women when they unite together.”