CHICAGO (June 27, 2018)–Following is a statement from the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus in response to the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court decision:
“The Supreme Court’s radical Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision today is a brazen, unprecedented effort to weaken the political power of the working class in this country and further rig the system on behalf of billionaires and big corporations. As elected leaders, we are firmly committed to continuing to stand up and fight back against the anti-worker agenda of Gov. Rauner and the Trump administration. We will always stand with the public employees keep our communities safe and healthy–and we will continue to defend workers’ right to organize, bargain collectively, and stand up to right wing attacks.”
The Progressive Reform Caucus of the Chicago City Council is dedicated to creating a more just and equal Chicago, combating all forms of discrimination, and advancing public policies that offer genuine opportunity to all Chicagoans, especially those who have been left out of our society’s prosperity. The Progressive Reform Caucus includes Ald. Sophia King (4) Ald. Leslie Hairston (5); Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer (6); Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10); Ald. Toni Foulkes (16); Ald. David Moore (17); Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22); Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29); Ald. Scott Waguespack (32); Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35); and Ald. John Arena (45).