Judge Amy Coney Barrett Fits the Trump Model for Increasing Corporate Power

Statement from Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton
Monday, September 28, 2020

With each appointment to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump has selected judges that have a track record of ignoring the concerns of working people in favor of giving more power and control over our lives to corporations. He has also selected judges that have put party loyalty above legal precedent and norms. Amy Coney Barrett fits that model.

During her tenure on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett has ruled in favor of corporate interests over 75% of the time. She has ruled that corporations are entitled to set job requirements that exclude older workers and that they may segregate workers at different locations by race. Barrett has expressed support for striking down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, ending protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Donald Trump and the Senate Republican Majority can’t seem to find the time to vote on the HEROES Act to provide relief to the millions of Americans who face financial collapse, but they are rushing to confirm a justice who will use any excuse to undermine worker power, putting fair wages, health and safety on the job, and the freedom to join a union at risk for a generation.

Donald Trump is counting on Amy Coney Barrett to support his attempts to undermine the upcoming election. We must not let that happen. Make a plan to vote, safely and securely, and ensure your vote is counted. Our democracy depends on it.

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