Rep. Pocan: Statement on Trump Administration reversing position to attack public sector unions

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice filing an amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME. In the brief, the Trump Administration argues that the fair-share fees that public employee unions charge union non-members violate workers’ First Amendment rights.

“Despite campaigning on a promise of supporting American workers, President Trump is once again doing everything he can to attack them. The Trump Administration’s stunning reversal on Janus v. AFSCME, done in the middle of the night, is just the latest example of the President making false statements to millions of Americans who put their faith in him. President Trump appealed to hard working voters, but he is governing solely for the wealthy donor class who funded his campaign.

“With this brief, it is clear that President Trump has no plans to raise wages, create jobs, or grow and strengthen the middle class. Rather, President Trump is engaging in a coordinated effort with Republicans in Washington to dismantle unions, rig the economy against American workers, and give handouts to the wealthy and corporations. American workers deserve better.”

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