WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2016, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement in response to today’s oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association:

Today’s oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association demonstrate how little this case is about legal issues and how much of it is simply a camouflaged attack on the economic and political power of working families, public employees, and the broader labor movement.

In spite of the tone of today’s arguments from some members of the Court, we remain optimistic that a majority of justices will not participate in this transparent effort to bolster the interests of powerful corporations and wealthy individuals at the expense of everyday Americans.