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Extremist Judge Brett Kavanaugh Routinely Rules Against Working People

Tee Iseminger
09 Jul, 2018
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, if confirmed, will join his fellow SCOTUS conservatives in representing the interests of employers and corporate interests over America's working families. In a statement issued immediately following the announcement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said:

"Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against working families, regularly rejects employees’ right to receive employer-provided health care, too often sides with employers in denying employees relief from discrimination in the workplace and promotes overturning well-established U.S. Supreme Court precedent."

Judge Kavanaugh's career is riddled with anti-worker rulings, including: 

American Fed. Of Gov’t Employees, AFL-CIO v. Gates, 486 F.3d 1316 (D.C. Cir. 2007)
Dissent argued that Kavanaugh’s opinion would allow the Secretary of Defense to “abolish collective bargaining altogether.”

Agri Processor Co. v. N.L.R.B., 514 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2008)
Dissented from a majority decision that ordered a company to bargain with a union, reasoning that the employees were ineligible to vote as undocumented immigrants.

SeaWorld of Fla., LLC v. Perez, 748 F.3d 1202 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
Dissented from a majority opinion upholding a safety citation against SeaWorld following the death of a trainer.

Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. N.L.R.B., 793 F.3d 85 (D.C. Cir. 2015)
Reversed and remanded a NLRB decision that the hotel engaged in unfair labor practices when it requested police officers to issue criminal citations to union demonstrators who were legally protesting.

There is every reason to believe that the Judge Kavanaugh will continue to rule against working people in Nevada and across the nation, creating a Supreme Court balance that presents a great and sustained risk to workers. 

"We simply cannot have another lifetime-appointed justice unleashed who, as Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her dissent in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, acts as a “black-robed ruler overriding citizens’ choices.”

—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote NO on Kavanaugh.