Workers across the United States are expected to take to the streets on Saturday, February 24 for the “Working People’s Day of Action”, which seeks to show public support for workers two days before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on Janus vs. AFSCME.
Janus vs. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) focuses on whether or not workers who choose not to join labor organizations are still required to pay fees to the unions. Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the case, argues that his required payment of those fees infringes upon his First Amendment rights because he doesn’t agree with AFSCME’s political positions. AFSCME protects and currently bargains for all Illinois State employees, including Janus.
Losing this case could severely damage AFSCME, and other unions’ financial situation. Workers and allies supporting AFSCME in this case will march this weekend across the nation, including in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Memphis, TN: Chicago, IL: Philadelphia, PA: Columbus, OH; St. Paul, MN; Detroit, MI; Miami, FL; and San Diego, CA.
You can find more information about, and RSVP for this event on its website here. At the Perecman Firm, we are proud to stand by workers in New York and across the country, both on the streets and in the courtroom. If you are in need of an experienced and passionate New York City construction injury lawyer, call us at (212) 577-9325 to discuss your case over the phone or send us the details of your situation by filling out our online form today.