USW: Workers Should Celebrate Jackson’s Historic Confirmation

Contact: R.J. Hufnagel, 412-562-2450, rhufnagel@usw.org

(Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) union released the following statement today from USW International President Tom Conway following the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
“Today is a day for USW members and working people across the country to celebrate history, with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s bipartisan confirmation to the nation’s highest court.
 
“In addition to breaking new ground as the first Black woman on the court, Judge Jackson has demonstrated throughout her career that she carries a deep commitment to protecting the rights of workers, upholding our nation’s core democratic principles, and ensuring equal opportunity for all Americans. 
 
“As we see increasing attacks on workers’ rights, voting rights and other fundamental civil rights across the United States, we now know that we have an ally in Judge Jackson who will safeguard our freedoms and uphold the sacred ideals on which our nation was founded.
 
“As Judge Jackson demonstrated during her Senate confirmation process, she is the right person at the right time to serve on the Supreme Court. We are confident that she will serve our nation with honor and integrity.” 
 
The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.
 

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