Why Janus Matters

Janus v. AFSCME is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights and collective power.
The Janus case is an attempt by wealthy special interests to undermine the power of working men and women when they organize, bargain collectively and fight for a better life for themselves, their families and the community — for the public good.

Corporate privatizers, CEOs and billionaires are behind the case.
The same forces that brought us Question 2 — and that are seeking to privatize and shrink public education and other services — are behind this case. They include the Koch brothers, the Waltons and the State Policy Network, a well-funded group of right-wing think tanks whose primary goal is to “defund and defang” public employee unions.

We are standing up for our right to build strong unions and protect workers, their families and our communities.
On Feb. 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Janus case. MTA members stood in solidarity with union members across the country to support our right to join and build unions to give workers a collective voice.

Unions benefit working people and the common good.