On September 26, Donald Trump announced his pick for who he wants to try to rush through the confirmation process for the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett has a track record of giving more power and control over our lives to corporations and leaving working people behind, including siding with corporate interests more than 75% of the time on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Barrett 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 also 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," CWA President Chris Shelton said in a statement. "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."