PSEA president comments on Supreme Court decision in Janus case

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PSEA president comments on Supreme Court decision in Janus case

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HARRISBURG (June 27, 2018) – Dolores McCracken, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, today commented after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case.

“The court’s ruling is disappointing, but not unexpected.  This case was financed by anti-union front groups who want to silence the voices of working people who speak up through their unions for better schools, adequate public services, and good jobs.

“If the goal of the people who funded this lawsuit is to silence us, I can tell you that it’s not going to happen. PSEA will do everything necessary to comply with this ruling. It will change some of our operations, but I am extremely proud of the services PSEA provides its members, and I’m confident that the 181,000 members PSEA represents will continue to see the value in belonging to our Association.

“Together, PSEA members speak out for the kinds of policies that our public school students need to get the education they are entitled to and for the salaries, benefits, working conditions, and respect that every public school employee deserves.

“That is what PSEA has always done, and that is what PSEA and its members will continue to do – regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision.”

McCracken is a paraprofessional in the Council Rock School District. An affiliate of the National Education Association, PSEA represents approximately 181,000 future, active and retired teachers and school employees, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.