NHDP Statement on SCOTUS Janus ruling
Concord, N.H. - NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to declare fare share fees unconstitutional. "Today's ruling is a profound betrayal to the millions of union members whose work is responsible for securing for countless Americans better wages, working conditions, healthcare coverage, and pensions. It is fact that over the past century America's great middle class was created by the successful work of organized labor. The Supreme Court's decision will severely hamper union members' abilities to continue to stand up for the working class in the face of the disgusting corporate greed displayed by Republicans like Governor Sununu and President Trump. In the face of unfounded attacks from people like Sununu, who unsuccessfully tried to pass so-called "Right to Work" as his first legislative achievement, unions have and will continue to stand strong knowing they can always count on Democrats to stand with them, in solidarity. We will continue to fight Sununu and Republicans to secure and protect the rights of working families because we understand what Republicans clearly don't: when unions are strong, our country is strong."