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  ·   By Barrett Holmes Pitner, Daily Beast

Unions Helped Integrate America. The Supreme Court Could End That This Year.

This month the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that threatens to severely weaken the collective bargaining power of America’s unions.

This is not a column about the merits and demerits of public-employee unions. Rather, I want to discuss something else: how essential unions are for American minorities, and how attacks on public-employee unions represent an extension of the numerous attacks upon minorities engulfing America.

Unions have consistently provided a pathway into the middle class for American minorities.

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