CWA Statement on SCOTUS Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CWA opposes the nomination of Judge Gorsuch and calls on members of the U.S. Senate to do everything necessary to block this selection. 

Judge Gorsuch has a record of aligning with corporate interests, from his career in private practice representing corporations to his decisions as part of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit.

Working families can’t afford to have Judge Gorsuch making decisions that without doubt will adversely affect our livelihoods and families.

In cases involving worker protection agencies like the National Labor Relations Board or the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, whose enforcement mechanisms are already too weak to be effective, Judge Gorsuch criticized the “remarkable powers” of such agencies. He has argued that protecting corporations from litigation is more important than protecting investors from being cheated. He seems predisposed to favor the "big guy" over the "little guy."  That's not the kind of court America needs.

Judge Gorsuch, known as a strict originalist, would push the well-being of working people and workplace protections backward. We call on every Democratic and Independent Senator, and all Republican members of the Senate who believe that the Court should hear the interests of all people to stand against this nomination.