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Statement from Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood on Janus decision

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood released the following statement on the Supreme Court's de​cision in Mark Janus v. AFSCME Council 31:

"The right to organize is a fundamental American right that gives working people the power to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Today's decision is a difficult setback, but it should also serve as a wake up call to redouble our efforts to protect workers' rights. Here in New York, even prior to today's decision, we passed a law that strengthens workers' right to organize. Our office will use this law and all available avenues to protect public workers' right to organize and promote government efficiency, labor peace, and worker strength."

Earlier this year, the New York Attorney General's Office led an amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME.