As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following joint statement:
"Today the United States Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in the Janus v. AFSCME decision. Janus is the newest attempt to undermine and destroy public sector unions. That’s why Washington state recently joined an amicus brief arguing that our states benefit when we have strong unions and our workers are not striking.
"The court settled these issues 40 years ago with a unanimous decision that anti-union interests are now seeking to overturn. If Janus succeeds, it will be a win for powerful special interests and another setback for the struggling American middle class. Regardless of any Supreme Court decision, we stand in solidarity with worker organizations and their fight to keep good jobs in our communities."