New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the following statement today after the United State Supreme Court ruled on the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees case.
"Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision overriding 40 years of legal precedent is just plain wrong.
"In New York, recently enacted legislation will help protect public employee unions. But we must stand together to defend unions and working families in all parts of our country and fight further attacks by special interest groups that mean to undermine decades of progress.
"Labor remains the backbone of the New York and American economy. Unions created our middle class – and are still building it. A strong and united labor movement will preserve employee benefits and retirements, support fair contracts and promote safe working conditions.
"I will continue to call for policies that not only help to create new jobs and opportunities, but also ensure that hardworking union members across this state are treated with the respect they deserve – on the job and in retirement."