The Supreme Court is set to hear Janus v. AFSCME on February 26th and both sides are getting all of their documents in. One such document is called an amicus brief, or a friend of the court brief. These are submitted by outside groups to support or lobby for one side in the argument. One particular brief that was filed in favor of organized labor was sent in by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Conference, which represents all Catholic Bishops in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, reasserted the church’s longtime opposition to Right to Work and their support for working people. The conference went as far as to say that this case would be the beginning of constitutionalizing Right to Work in not only the public sector but also in the private sector. They equated the importance of Janus to cases like Roe v. Wade, which the Church has spent decades fighting.