James J. McGovern III Quoted in Commercial Observer Article

Partner James J. McGovern III was quoted in a July 31st Commercial Observer article entitled “What the Janus Decision Means for New York’s Private Sector Unions.” The article focused on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which delivered a major blow to the labor movement by mandating that public sector employees can no longer be forced to pay dues to unions if they decline to join the union or disagree with its political activities or positions.

“There’s going to be a lot less money for political campaigns and to push union-friendly political legislation,” Mr. McGovern said. …“It weakens Democrats that benefit from union contributions. These unions not only contribute money but they contribute to the ground game in politics; they’re out there doing canvassing for political candidates.

“Just the presence of that person there provides some level of credibility to the system,” he added, referring to minority attorneys in the courthouse.

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Mr. McGovern is Chair of the Labor Law and Alcohol & Regulated Products Law Practice Groups.