For Immediate Release
June 30, 2014
Contact: Laura Markwardt – 202-637-5178
Harris v. Quinn Decision Harms Millions of Low-Wage Workers
The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans in response to the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision:
“Today’s decision hurts millions of low-wage workers and the people they serve, often the most frail and vulnerable in America.
“All workers deserve a voice. Home health care workers’ right to a voice on the job took a wrong-headed hit today, and that harms the home health care that seniors and people with disabilities receive.
“Corporations, the Koch brothers and their extremist allies continue to pursue anti-retiree, anti-worker legislation in the states and in the courts. Instead of using the courts to take away the rights of working Americans like caregivers, we need to reduce income and wealth inequality and to enhance Americans’ economic security in both working years and in retirement.
“Fortunately, the Court upheld the right of other public employees to have a voice at work. That means they can continue to serve their communities and retire with dignity.”
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national organization that advocates for the rights and well being of over 4 million retirees and their families.