Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270,

Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME:

“Today, Trump’s Supreme Court made a decision big employers hope will weaken our unions. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has news for them. When workers can choose – without fear or threat – to either stay in their union or leave it, they will choose to earn higher wages, protect their benefits and keep their workplaces safer. Those realities will overpower those who believe working people are worth less.

“To our adversaries we say be careful what you ask for — when we fight, we win.”