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DSHS Aiding SEIU Misinformation Of Home Care Workers

February 7, 2017

Since the U.S. Supreme Court gave state-paid individual provider home care aides (IPs) the ability to make their own choices about union membership in its 2014 Harris v. Quinndecision, Washington state officials have repeatedly worked with SEIU 775 to keep IPs in the dark and paying dues.

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DSHS Violated Public Records Act To Aid Its Union Friends

February 1, 2017

The state of Washington agreed in December to pay $18,000 in attorneys' fees and penalties as a result of a blatant attempt by the Department of Social and Health Services to sidestep public records laws on behalf of a union whose influence over the government of this state has become all too pervasive at every level.

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Freedom Foundation Lawsuit Challenges Illegal Union Dues Deductions

January 27, 2017

Imagine your employer being able to take money from your paycheck without your permission and giving it to a third party you choose not to support solely based on the word of that third party. Now imagine having to file a lawsuit in order to get that money back and require your employer to follow the law and obtain your permission in writing to withhold money in the future.

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PERC Dismisses Teamsters Complaint, Recognizes Lincoln County’s Right To Hold Contract Negotiations In Public

January 12, 2017

Lincoln County, represented by lawyers from the Freedom Foundation, won a landmark victory for government transparency on Wednesday when the Washington State Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) denied a pair of complaints alleging county commissioners violated state labor law by declaring last fall that all future contract negotiations will be open to the public rather than conducted behind closed doors.