Dover, NH – As reported by the AP, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers cannot be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining.
Eddie Edwards, a Republican candidate for Congress in NH-01, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME ruling:
“As a supporter of Right to Work, I am thrilled at the decision made by the Supreme Court. The American worker who chooses not to join a union has the First Amendment right to not have to pay the cost of collective bargaining. I completely agree with the Court’s finding that negotiations by public sector unions are inherently political and nonmembers cannot and should not be compelled to pay for them. This decision is truly a win for the American worker who no longer will be forced to give their hard-earned money over to an organization they disagree with."
Eddie Edwards, a conservative outsider, is a U.S. Navy veteran, a former police chief in New Hampshire, and a small business owner.