SupremeCourtSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) released the statement below after the United States Supreme Court ruled that public sector employers will no longer have to pay for the workplace benefits and protections unions bargain for on their behalf.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling was a direct attack on the ability of teachers, firefighters and police officers to collectively bargain for fair wages and safe working environments. It is a truly disappointing decision meant to help corporate interests at the expense of working men and women.

“Now, more than ever, I remain committed in my steadfast support of organized labor. Despite this unfortunate setback, together, we can still join with organized labor to fight for fair wages and safe working environments for middle-class workers.”

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