WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 — Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Harris v. Quinn. In this case NFIB filed an amicus brief arguing that forcing home care providers to affiliate with a union and subsidize union activities violated their rights to free expression and association.
“Forcing home care providers into unions is just plain wrong and is a serious abuse of workers’ constitutional rights. This scheme was a slap in the face to home care workers and an affront to fundamental American principles. We are pleased that the Supreme Court realized that this was yet another example of unions trying to push their agenda and expand their roles.”