Press Release: SCOTUS Janus Decision Hurts Small Businesses, Workers and Our Main Street Economy

Small businesses support a strong role for organized labor in the Main Street economy.

Washington, DC – In response to the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Amanda Ballantyne, national director of Main Street Alliance released the following statement:

"Unions help level the playing field for working families by allowing workers to join together to negotiate working conditions with their employers. They lift working families out of poverty and helped create a strong middle class. Unionized public sector jobs, in particular, opened opportunities for African Americans and for women of all races. Small businesses rely on the economic stability and spending power of working families in their communities. By weakening the bargaining power of labor unions, and allowing “free riders” to benefit from the union without supporting it’s work, the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus will not just hurt working families, it will also hurt Main Street small businesses.”

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  • John Daniels
    Unions in today’s society may be a bit antiquated with the advent of government action. It is definitely a case-by-case basis. It is also debatable that the middle class has moved so far up that a typical union job is attainable.

    I am a small business owner in Dallas and have seen the good and bad that unions play in the workforce.

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  • David Smith
    I am a small business owner in Austin TX, i appreciate your blog post.
    David Smith