CWA General Counsel Jody Calemine testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a panel in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, urging the Senate to reject the nomination, saying, "Our concern regarding Judge Gorsuch's nomination is grave and simple: Working people cannot be assured a fair shake from a Justice Gorsuch."
"CWA members face health and safety risks on the job every day. At times, telecommunications workers have died from electrocution or suffered from asbestos or lead exposure. Health care workers confront infectious disease risks, including the danger that they might take these diseases home to their families. Workers in our manufacturing sector deal with exposures to toxic substances."
"[Gorsuch's] TransAm Trucking dissent demonstrates a bias against workers and their efforts to win health and safety protections – but it is just the prime example of what we expect will be a broader assault by a Justice Gorsuch against worker protections. For the sake of workers who deserve to come home safe and sound, and for their families waiting on them to return, we respectfully urge the Committee and the Senate to reject this nomination."
Read the full testimony here (PDF).
CWA General Counsel Jody Calemine (far right) testified as part of a panel in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, urging the Senate to reject the nomination.