For Immediate Release
Kelly Hoffman 202-314-2054 or Kelly.Hoffman@NFIB.org
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Union Schemes
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 — Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Harris v. Quinn. In this case NFIB filed an amicus brief arguing that forcing home care providers to affiliate with a union and subsidize union activities violated their rights to free expression and association.
"Forcing home care providers into unions is just plain wrong and is a serious abuse of workers’ constitutional rights. The scheme was a slap in the face to home care workers and an affront to fundamental American principles. We are pleased that the Supreme Court realized that this was yet another example of unions trying to push their agenda and expand their roles."
The NFIB Small Business Legal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization created to protect the rights of America's small business owners by providing advisory material on legal issues and by ensuring that the voice of small business is heard in the nation's courts. The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.
Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center