Padilla Condemns Supreme Court Decision Blocking Union Organizers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid.
“I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. Ignoring decades of precedent and defying common sense, the Supreme Court gutted a California law protecting the right of union representatives to meet with farmworkers where they work. The Court’s reasoning threatens the ability of state and federal governments to adopt necessary regulations that protect workers and prevent discrimination.
“Farmworker unionization is a proud California tradition. I will continue to advocate to protect the essential workers who grow our food.”
Earlier this year, Senator Padilla joined his Senate colleagues in submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in this case. The brief explained how the cynical litigation strategies employed in this case undermine our deliberative legal process and contribute to the dangerous politicization of the Supreme Court.