Durbin Statement On Janus V. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME):

In Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner has made it clear that he favors corporations and special interests over Illinois workers and their families. He has repeatedly pushed an agenda of hostility to unions.   This agenda is hurting workers across Illinois.  And now, Governor Rauner has spearheaded a litigation effort, which has resulted in the Supreme Court overturning a 40-year-old precedent and further rigging the economy against hardworking Americans across the country.

This decision will drive down wages and reduce benefits – like health care and retirement – at a time when American workers are already struggling.  I will keep fighting on behalf of families in Illinois and across the country for policies that create an economy that works for everyone.