In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

“This is a dark day in U.S. jurisprudence, a day when the thirst for power trampled the needs of communities and the people who serve them,” says AFT President Randi Weingarten. “The dissenting justices saw this case for what it really was—a warping and weaponizing of the First Amendment, absent any evidence or reason, to hurt working people. Not only was 40 years of settled law well within the mainstream of First Amendment law, it had been affirmed six times and applied to other cases upholding bar fees for lawyers and student activity fees at public colleges.”

Read More at: After Janus, we’re in it to win it | American Federation of Teachers