The New Bedford Educators Association is angered that the U.S. Supreme Court sided with right-wing billionaires in their attacks on workers and unions in the Janus v. AFSCME case. But we are neither surprised nor intimidated.
We know that our ability to organize and to bargain fair contracts means that our students have access to the best possible education and that our community’s public school employees are treated fairly.
The forces behind the Janus case do not want educators and other public employees to have a voice in the workplace or in the community. But we will not be silenced. We will continue to organize and advocate on behalf of our students, our schools and our communities.
We know that with strong unions:
Despite the Supreme Court’s misguided decision in the Janus case, we are confident that the vastmajority of members will remain in our union because they understand the importance of employees having collective power that can be exercised to benefit the public good.