Today, ATR President Grover Norquist issued the following statement on the Janus v. AFSCME decision:
“This is the most consequential victory for civil rights in the United States in decades.
For more than half a century, millions of Americans were told they could not serve as policemen, teachers, or firemen unlessthey joined a union and paid annual dues.
No American should be forced to join any organization or pay cash to others as a requirement to earn and keep their job.
A great injustice has been righted.
Every year for decades, billions–billions with a B–of dollars have been taken by force by government labor unions from workers without their permission and spent on politics against their wishes.
That ends today, decades late, but once and for all.
The greatest assault on American democracy is the outrage of billions of dollars of forced union dues taken from workers without their consent and spent to buy elections over a 50 year period.”