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May 21

U.S. Supreme Court Lends Weight to Right Wing Cause of Crushing Workers

Statement by ATU International President Larry Hanley on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the EPIC, Inc. vs. Lewis case:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court lent the weight of yet another anti-worker decision to the cause of crushing American workers and their families. This has been the goal of the right wing, to capture the courts and pervert the constitution. They are winning this round.

“The decision allows employers to require workers to agree not to join together in class-action lawsuits. The decision is a blow to workers fighting against  wage theft, violations of labor laws, discrimination and other crimes committed by greedy bosses with deep pockets.  The gig economy tyrants – Uber, Lyft, and others - can continue their exploitative ways while workers are left powerless to band together to fight for their rights. American workers are already being robbed by corporate America and this tilts the playing field even more."