On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against labor unions in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.
In response, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
The Janus decision reflects years of scheming by forces desperate to destroy workers' rights and to undermine public education. These people think that their money, power and privilege give them the right to rig the system in their favor. But our union will remain strong, and we will not be silenced. Everything we have been able to accomplish for our members and our students has come from our ability to work together, and we will continue to fight for the rights of workers, their families and for public education.