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Supreme court ruling in Janus-union case sparks reactions of Trump, other legislators

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Supreme Court sides with non-union workers in the case of fees

Supreme Court blow to unions, ruling 5-4 that public sector unions could not collect mandatory fees from non-members.

As the Supreme court decided that the state government employees can not be forced to pay the so-called “fair-share” warned contributions to trade unions, President of Trump in front of a “big loss for the coffers of the Democrats.”

“Supreme Court rules in favor of non-unionized workers, who now, as an example, will be able to support a candidate of his choice, without those, the control of the Union decided,” Trump said in a tweet after the 5-4 decision.

Supreme Court rules in favor of non-unionized workers, support now, as an example, in the situation to, a candidate of his choice, without those, decide the control of the Union. Big loss for the coffers of the Democrats!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018

The nation’s highest court said on Wednesday, in one of the last cases of this term, decided that the so-called “fair share” fees had not-to pay union-members, in around two dozen States, the First Amendment rights of workers by forcing them to support of the unions, which you may not agree with.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., heralded the Supreme court decision as a “victory for the First amendment” and said he was “pleased” the court “Stand for freedom of speech today.”

A victory for the First amendment. The Americans should not be forced to pay for union services when you choose to join. I am glad #SCOTUS Stand for freedom of speech today. https://t.co/DxxhuXwG23

— Jim Inhofe (@JimInhofe) June 27, 2018

“Today’s decision is a win for teachers, police officers, firefighters and officers should not be forced to join a political organization or government, the union,” rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said in a statement. “Workers should be trustworthy, this decision for himself, and the Supreme court today confirmed their First Amendment right to do exactly that. This decision affirmed our freedom of expression and freedom of Association. Workers should not abdicate their rights just because they jobs in the public service.”

But the decision was not positive.

“Corporate interests were rigging the system against workers for decades, and the Supreme Court only handed over to the interests of a great victory in Janus v. AFSCME,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said in a tweet. “But I’ve got news for the billionaires behind this case: we are not going anywhere.”

Corporate interests were rigging the system against workers for decades, and the Supreme court only the interests of a great victory in #Janus v. AFSCME passed. But I’ve got news for the billionaires behind this case: we are not going anywhere. #Union pic.twitter.com/LAxpB1k3iY

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 27, 2018

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., accused the Supreme court of justice “, showing his opposition to the rights of working families and common sense.”

“If someone makes directly benefits from the negotiations of a trade Union, it makes sense that you should pay a fee to cover the costs in connection with this work and not get a free ride,” he said. “If all the employees benefit, it is only right that everyone contributes a fair share fee. This effort in the courts is nothing more than a well-financed attempt, the corporate billionaires to dismantle the unions.”

If someone directly benefits from the negotiations of a trade Union, it makes sense that you should have to pay a fee to cover the costs in connection with this work and not get a free ride.

Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 27, 2018

Stop the attack on workers and trade unions, in Congress, in state legislatures, and now the Supreme court of the United States is critical to increasing incomes and strengthening the middle class.

Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 27, 2018

Democratic National Committee Chairman and former labor Secretary Tom Perez and Vice-chair Maria Elena Durazo called the decision “nothing more than blatant and shameful union-busting, you could try the slam of a door, to the millions of hard-working Americans, it in the and stay in the middle class” in a joint statement. She said that in addition to justice Neil from gorsuch, the court “was the case in the first line of the profit of Janus and take away the rights of workers.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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