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How Much are WEA Dues 2016-17

April 28, 2017

Approximately 60,000 teachers are in workplaces where the agreement between the school board and the union requires them to pay the union as a condition of employment.

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Is The Income Tax To Pay Back Democrat Donors?

April 18, 2017

Democratic state lawmakers have put forward a tax package in House Bill 2186 that would add $2.8 billion in new taxes. The distinguishing characteristic of the new taxes is that they target a minority of Washingtonians – the successful ones – for exceptional treatment.

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Lawsuit Filed To Overturn I-1501

April 6, 2017

Virtually everyone who looked closely at Initiative 1501 agreed it was a Trojan horse designed to deceive Washington state voters into approving something they wouldn’t otherwise.

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Unions and Senate Democrats on Defense Over Collective Bargaining Transparency

March 22, 2017

It's not uncommon for bills introduced in the state Legislature to take several years to gain traction before becoming law. With Freedom Foundation-supported legislation to bring greater transparency to government union contract negotiations with public employers introduced in the Washington State Senate every year since 2014, unions and their allies in the Legislature are running out of arguments to oppose this common-sense reform.

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Unions Fighting Transparency Bill In State Legislature—Again

March 21, 2017

Every year since 2014, Sen. Randi Becker (R-Eatonville), has introduced Freedom Foundation-supported legislation in the Washington State Senate to require government unions to be transparent with their members about their finances and expenditures. Each time, unions have opposed the legislation by employing half-truths, paeans to unions' democratic principles and attempts to confuse the issue.

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Unions Oppose Voting Rights for Public Employees

March 20, 2017

One of the several union-reform proposals backed by the Freedom Foundation in the 2017 legislative session is SB 5551, a bill introduced by Sen. Dino Rossi (R-Sammamish) to restore democracy to government workplaces by allowing public employees the opportunity to regularly vote on their union representation.