Press release

WSNA condemns U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME

We strongly condemn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years’ worth of precedent in the Janus v. AFSCME case by making fair share fees for public sector employees unconstitutional. Today, the Supreme Court ruled against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests.

Nurses and other working people will continue to organize for a fair deal on the job that allows us to negotiate with management for good wages, decent benefits and safe working conditions. We will continue to stand up for the needs of our patients and our ability to give them the best care.

Standing together, nurses have achieved remarkable victories that lead to safer patient care. We have successfully fought for safer nurse staffing, rest and meal breaks that allow nurses to step away from the stress and responsibility of providing care, and greater workplace safety. We won’t allow a court decision to stand in the way of our fight for our profession, our patients and our communities.

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