U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Harris v. Quinn, which limited the power of public sector unions to force partial government employees to pay union dues.
"Today is a great day for workers across the country," Senator Scott said. "We do not begrudge anyone the right to join a union if they so choose, and we also believe that those hardworking folks who do not join a union should not be forced to subsidize union activities."
Senator Scott continued, "We have seen across the nation that when states have empowered their employees to make their own decisions, free from union coercion, union numbers have plummeted. The decision in Harris v. Quinn in another step towards putting power back in the hands of the worker, and taking it out of the hands of politically-driven big labor executives."
Senator Scott has also authored the Empower Employees Act, S.2436, which prevents the federal government from automatically deducting union dues from employees paychecks.