Saunders: Maybe eight is enough for the Supreme Court

Posted Mar. 22, 2017 by

In a March 20 column, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders talked about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch and his concerns for working families and the middle class.

"We are open to learning more from Judge Gorsuch about his views on these issues. That’s what the hearings are for, and we hope he will be forthright," said Saunders. "Given what we currently know, it’s not clear that he can be trusted to defend the interests of working families, people who find themselves on the wrong end of an unbalanced economy..."

Saunders said, if the current nominee cannot be fair to all Americans – if his approach to the job would be one of bias and not balance, especially to workers – then maybe "eight is enough." Read the column.