Michigan AFL-CIO Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade:
Reproductive Rights are Workers’ Rights
LANSING, MI – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber offered the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wade:
“This morning, the United States Supreme Court took away a longstanding constitutional right, rejecting decades of legal precedent, public opinion, and medical expertise. The Court’s decision is clearly based on the personal politics of the Justices, not on sound legal reasoning. Six partisans in robes shouldn’t be able to undo 50 years of progress toward equal rights in our country, against the will of a clear majority of the American people,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “This radical ruling is a direct attack on constitutional rights that will impact every American, and it’s likely the first of many. This year it’s reproductive freedom, next year it could be marriage equality, and soon it could be union rights. But this fight is not over: the Michigan labor movement is built on solidarity. Reproductive rights are workers’ rights, and we will continue to stand, march, and fight for accessible healthcare for working people across Michigan.”
The Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan’s largest labor organization, is a federation representing forty different labor organizations, eighteen different central labor councils, and eight constituency groups representing over 1 million union members and their families.