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WSDOT Workers Decertify Union

June 16, 2017

Washington state collective bargaining laws make it easy for unions to organize public employees but difficult for the employees to ever change unions or decertify. However, with the Freedom Foundation's assistance, a group of state workers in the Real Estate Services Division of the Department of Transportation (DOT) managed to do just that in April.

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Inslee Shrugs Off SEIU Violations Of Collective Bargaining Agreement

June 15, 2017

At a recent hearing before the Washington State Senate's Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee, the Freedom Foundation documented how Gov. Jay Inslee's administration has allowed SEIU 775 to violate the terms of its collective bargaining agreement with the state, to the detriment of state operations, without facing any consequences.

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How SEIU 503 Spent Members’ Dues in 2016

June 8, 2017

Like all government unions in Oregon, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503 benefits greatly from its state-sanctioned ability to collect union dues and fees from public workers as a condition of their employment.

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SEIU Spends $500,000 To Keep Its Members In The Dark

May 12, 2017

When you add up attorneys' fees, marketing costs, paid lobbyists, postage costs and all the expenses associated with holding an election, SEIU 503 last week squandered just over $500,000 of its members' dues money to obtain their permission to drop the union's nonprofit status under Oregon state incorporation laws.

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Inslee Agrees To Illegal Union Contract Provisions

May 11, 2017

The Freedom Foundation has recently discovered that Gov. Jay Inslee apparently violated the state constitution by agreeing to "memoranda of understanding" modifying certain state employee collective bargaining agreements in effect for the 2015-17 biennium.

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Local Offices To Be Filled This Year

May 10, 2017

From May 15-19, Washingtonians will be allowed to file for any of the 2,865 elected offices up for grabs this year. Most will be elected on Friday because they are the only one who files

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Teamsters 117 Agrees To Settle Case Brought By Corrections Officers

May 3, 2017

Back in 2015, the staff attorneys at the Freedom Foundation and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation teamed up to represent five corrections officers at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, WA. These officers were members of officer bargaining units represented by Teamsters 117.

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Open Letter To Lawmakers

May 2, 2017

Restore the sideboards on local collective bargaining to keep the unions from cannibalizing districts' levy-funded services, maintenance, materials, supplies, and operating costs.