Senator Scott Statement on SCOTUS Union Decision

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, which ruled in a 5-4 decision that obligating non-members to pay union fees violates the First Amendment:

“The beauty of our country lies in our individual freedoms and Constitutional rights that were established to make sure we would remain the freest country in the world. Today’s SCOTUS decision marks a huge win for hardworking employees nationwide and restores their First Amendment rights to what they were intended to protect. No one should be forced to pay money out of their own pocket to support an organization that is not representing their perspectives and needs. Here’s the bottom line, if you need a mandatory membership fee to sustain your organization, then perhaps you should reconfigure your business plan.”