Council 13 issues statement on Dark Money lawsuit

On Thursday, November 7, the Liberty Justice Center and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed Schaszberger et al., v. AFSCME Council 13.

This lawsuit stems from the 2018 United States Supreme Court ruling on Janus v. AFSCME and is seeking a refund of Fair Share fees. It was filed by attorneys from the same special interest, “Dark Money” groups that brought the Janus case.

“AFSCME Council 13’s focus will continue to be representing our members in the vital public services they perform every day,” Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman said.

“Attacks like this are nothing new, and I am confident we can defend ourselves. We will combat this attack on the workers who keep our commonwealth operating just as we have always done. Liberty Justice Center poses as helping public employees; however, their goal is to eliminate public sector employee protections altogether.”