STATEMENT: Lt. Gov Newsom on Supreme Court ruling in Janus


(SACRAMENTO) - California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on Janus v. AFSCME, after the US Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 ruling to undermine collective bargaining rights:

"The right of workers to organize as unions for fair wages and working conditions is a bedrock principle underpinning America's middle class. I strongly reject the reasoning underlying this ruling and California must chart its own path to strengthen the rights of workers."