LGBT group: Ruling in Harris v. Quinn harmful

courts-newThe National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is expressing its disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn to roll back the rights of hardworking public sector employees. 

The Task Force is a proud union shop, and believes that the right to collectively bargain is the key to ensuring that workers and families have full access to fair employment policies. We stand in solidarity with our Labor partners in expressing our disappointment in this decision. 

“The Supreme Court’s ruling is a serious concern for workers’ rights across the country – employees whose job qualifications, evaluations, salaries, work hours, training, and wages are all controlled by the state are, in every sense of the word, public sector employees. Failure to recognize this fact, and to provide the collective bargaining rights that go along with it, will harm workers and families across the country,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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