Statement by Pat Quinn on Janus v. AFSCME

Pat Quinn, former Illinois Governor and ​Democratic ​candidate for Illinois Attorney General, released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s support of Bruce Rauner’s attempt to attack public sector unions and their employees in Janus v. AFSCME:

“I am opposed to Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump’s attack on public sector unions and their employees. I support the amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court by state attorneys general – led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman – that ​upholds a 40-year-old US Supreme Court precedent that protects the collective bargaining activities of public employee ​unions. The amicus brief opposes Rauner and Trump’s scheme to roll back worker rights across the country. As Governor, I supported the right of public employee unions to organize and collectively bargain for their members. See the US Supreme Court case, Harris v. Quinn.”