Statement on Harris v Quinn: “A Grave Error”

Working Families National Director Dan Cantor made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s Harris v Quinn decision:

The same Supreme Court that decided in Citizens United that corporations are people with limitless First Amendment rights now has shown in Harris v. Quinn that is believes low-wage workers are not.

The Supreme Court has made a grave error. The freedom to organize unions and to collectively seek dignity and justice at work is a fundamental right.

Stripping those rights away from home care workers will exacerbate economic inequality and leave workers to languish in poverty.

But it’s not just home care workers who have been wronged in this decision; it also threatens the quality of care those workers can provide. Justice Alito and the justices who sided with him must pray they never have need for it.