Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Derived Headline]

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Especially in our region, organized labor built the middle class. But union workers do not just make steel or build skyscrapers. They are also our teachers, our bus drivers and our nurses. In my own office, they scrutinize our public accounts and make sure your tax dollars are spent as intended.

These may not be the jobs we imagine when we think of "union worker," but they are essential to our communities. That is why the efforts to decimate the unions that represent public workers, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus vs. AFSCME last week, are so wrongheaded.

Janus is the culmination of a decades-long effort to destroy unions' ability to fight for workers and their families. Higher wages, quality benefits,and strong worker protections negotiated by unions raise the bar for all workers, whether they belong to a union or not. …

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