Supreme Court Pick Dangerous for Workers

Posted on July 16, 2018 in Story 311 view

USW legislative representative Anna Fendley and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall last week discussed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and his anti-worker record that should disqualify him for the position.

“There are a number of red flags in a number of areas particularly for working people,” said Fendley, “from the right to organize, to the right to a safe workplace.”

Fendley cited a long list of cases in which Kavanaugh sided with employers over workers, including a high-profile case in which a trainer at Sea World was killed by a whale.

In that case, Kavanaugh claimed that Sea World was not responsible for the worker’s safety, even though the whale that killed the trainer was previously involved in the deaths of three other people.

What’s even more concerning than Kavanaugh’s track record of siding with employers is that in doing so, he’s almost always offering a dissenting opinion. “He’s out of step with the other judges on this issue,” said Fendley. “He is not main stream on worker safety.”

It’s important, Fendley said, for people to call their elected officials and tell them their concerns.

“We all as citizens of this country need to weigh in with the Senate and oppose his nomination,” she said.

Listen to the full interview below. 

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