Women’s Group Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Janus vs. AFSCME: ‘Black Women Will Pay the Price’

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 Women’s Group Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Janus vs. AFSCME: ‘Black Women Will Pay the Price’ 

Statement by Shaunna Thomas, Executive Director of national women’s advocacy organization UltraViolet on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME:

“The Janus decision is a coordinated attack from the administration and private interests on women, who form the backbone of America’s workers. By siding with corporations to weaken workers’ ability to come together to win fair wages and key labor protections, the court is forcing Black women—who are disproportionately represented in public sector jobs—to pay the price.” 

“Women of color deserve fair wages and a dignified, safe workplace. Women will fight on to continue to resist this administration’s efforts to widen the racial and gender wage gap and weaken working people’s ability to defend themselves from labor abuses.”

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UltraViolet is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at weareultraviolet.org.