Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case

Union members have rallied in New York City ahead of arguments in a Supreme Court case

Posted: Feb 25, 2018 10:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Union members have rallied in New York City ahead of arguments in a Supreme Court case that could make it hard for unions to operate.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, joined hundreds of labor supporters Saturday in lower Manhattan.

De Blasio said he's proud that New York is "the biggest union town in America."

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a challenge to an Illinois law that allows government employee unions to collect fees from workers who choose not to join. The unions say the outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Cuomo said New York "is going to have the back of organized labor" as long as he is governor.

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