Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on Unions

Jun 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05)  issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on Janus v. AFSCME: 

"Unions help keep America strong and ensure equal rights in the workplace. The Supreme Court has made it harder to stop workplace abuse and ensure fair pay and benefits," Rep. Cooper said. "As Justice Sotomayor wrote in dissent: 'There is no sugarcoating today’s opinion. The majority overthrows a decision entrenched in this Nation’s law – and in its economic life – for 40 years. As a result it prevents the American people, acting through their state and local officials, from making important choices about workplace governance.'"