Tag: Neil Gorsuch

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT DENNIS WILLIAMS ON GORSUCH CONFIRMATION PROCESS

Today is a sad day for hard working Americans that help build our great country and keep us moving forward. Judge Neil Gorsuch – the most recent nominee to the United States Supreme Court – has a clearly demonstrated track record of issuing rulings and judicial opinions which side against working people and instead align with powerful corporations and the well connected.  On this basis alone, he should not be granted a lifetime appointment to the most important court in the land. From his judicial opinions and prior public statements, Judge Gorsuch has given no indication that he will fight ... Read more

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch will weaken worker rights, favor corporate interests

  Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, has a long history of pushing an agenda that favors big corporations over working people. Would Weaken Worker Protections. Gorsuch opposes Supreme Court rulings that empower federal agencies to enforce worker protections. (Newsweek, 1/27/17) Fought to Give Corporations Greater Protections in Court. Gorsuch argued for courts to protect corporations from class-action lawsuits by individual consumers, even in cases of securities fraud. (Washington Legal Foundation, April 2005) Criticized Individuals Bringing Cases to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch criticized people who brought cases to the Supreme Court to protect their rights, calling it ... Read more

Letter to Senators from UAW President Dennis Williams Opposing Neil Gorsuch

Dear Senator: On behalf of the more than one million active and retired members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW, I am writing in strong opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would continue to tilt the playing field away from working people and in the favor of corporations and the well connected. In his judicial opinions, public statements, and writings, Judge Gorsuch has consistently sided with powerful corporations over working Americans. Judge Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy and public statements strongly suggest that ... Read more