Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to SCOTUS Decision in Harris v. Quinn
WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Harris v. Quinn, which determined that a narrow set of home health care workers who benefit from union representation do not have to pay their fair share of union dues:
“Today’s ruling, while a setback, will not stop the march of workers seeking a better life through collective bargaining. Across the nation, workers are joining together to advocate for better lives and a living wage. While this decision has undermined a bedrock principle of collective bargaining – that those who benefit from union membership should contribute their fair share to that representation – it will continue to energize workers to make sure their voices heard.”
Wade Henderson is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.