In a 6-3 ruling along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court this week overturned a California regulation allowing union organizers to enter workplaces to recruit agricultural workers...on the grounds it violates the employing company's Fifth Amendment’s “takings” clause without just compensation.
The ruling marks the latest blow in a devastating campaign to roll back hard-won victories for the US labor movement in favor of businesses.
AND...this is yet another example of why only addressing money as political speech by overturning Citizens United is NOT ENOUGH -- we must abolish ALL corporate constitutional rights if we are to ever have genuine democracy in this country.
The overturned regulation had been in place since the 1970s after the United Farm Workers union successfully argued that the only practical way to give farmworkers a realistic chance to consider union membership was to allow organizers to enter workplaces, one of the major achievements of the farmworkers’ movement led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
When people's movement victories can so easily be overturned by a body as undemocratic as the Supreme Court, based on the illegitimate doctrine of "corporate constitutional rights"...we must build a movement that is strong enough to strike at the root of corporate rule. We need the #WeThePeopleAmendment!! Help us grow that movement by sharing the Move to Amend petition with your friends and family and on your social media today!