Freedom Foundation

Define ‘Financially Whole’ And Why Anyone Has A Right to Be Kept That Way

From having to wear masks in summer heat to closing businesses, to missing out on graduations, funerals, weddings and other landmark lifetime events, we’ve all taken our hits, even if involuntarily.

Another Day, Another Union Leader in Handcuffs

Big Labor has always had big issues with crime in its ranks.

Billboards Urge ‘King Newsom’ To Relax COVID Restrictions

While Gavin Newsom loafs around the $3.7 million Fair Oaks Victorian mansion essentially given to him by a satisfied business partner for services rendered, the California governor has the gall to demand further sacrifices from thousands of small business owners.

Internal Documents Paint a Bleak Picture for OSEA

In the current economic climate, businesses across the country are uncertain of their future —with many governors wielding extra-constitutional “emergency powers” to determine which are essential and which must shutter their doors.

Freedom Foundation complaint alleges Seattle union front group violating federal labor laws

As reported today by Bloomberg Law, the Freedom Foundation and Center for Union Facts have jointly filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) alleging that Working Washington, a Seattle, Wash.-based nonprofit worker center, has failed to comply with federal regulations governing...

OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 and State of Ohio Settle Class-Action Lawsuit – Admitting to Unconstitutional Escape Period

Major relief has finally arrived for a number of Ohio’s public employees, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

Gov. Newsom Fiddles While California Burns

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a lot to say about the current situation in California, as things have changed in a big way over the last two months. Originally, the Golden State was hailed as the model for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Waterpark owner fights ‘hypocritical’ shutdown order that opens lakes

Originally Published on Washingtontimes.com  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s coronavirus shutdown order has yet to deter fun-seekers from flocking to the public shoreline on Lake Chelan or protesters from descending on Seattle, but if Robert Bordner reopens his water park, he could go to jail. Faced...

“Thank you and all those at Opt Out Today to help me resign from the Union. I am no longer required to pay union dues, and I received a refund of my dues back from February to now. Thank you so very much for all your efforts – I appreciate it. I can use the extra money to pay for other living costs.”
–Sarah

“Just last week, I finally received my refunded union dues and a notice of my resignation from the union membership. I can also confirm that payroll deductions have stopped for further union dues. Thank you so much for your help with everything!”
– Anna

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– Brandan

“Dear Ms. Gondeiro, Thank you for helping me successfully opted out of the SEIU 721 Union. Without yours and the Freedom Foundation’s help, I would still be coerced into paying for a service that I am powerless to negotiate with. Your help has sent a clear message to the union that its members still have choices and that all "People Want To Be Free." It also renewed my faith in our democratic system that justice is not completely broken. For your assistance, I am grateful and wish you and the Freedom Foundation continued success in fighting to give back the freedom to the common person. Gratefully yours.”
– George

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– Jackie

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– Alan

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– Pat

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– Andrew

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– Janet

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– Joelle H

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– Michelle

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–Sandra

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–Tami

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– Jeremy

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– Arturo

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– Joy

“Thank you again & again for helping me with the union harassment that was so scary and coming my way after I shared with staff that the union was taking extra money from their checks to pay for flowers and political influence. Ironically, I am 80% democratic, but I want to allow my money to select the candidate I choose – not them! And feel people with less money should be able to use that money (their money) for daycare, medical bills or anything they want.”
– Patricia

“I appreciate the work you all did on behalf of us that cannot afford anymore dues and deductions taken out of our paychecks.”
– Patricia

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– Tina

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– Chantelle

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– Wayne

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– Jay

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– Brenda

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– Erica

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– Cathrine

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– David

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– Pat

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– Stephanie

You and the Freedom Foundation “Rock!”, Rebecca. Thank you for your help and guidance.”
– David

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– Darla, State Employee

“I am a junior high teacher in California. I want to thank you for your website and the information I gleaned from it. I have decided to leave the teacher’s union due to ideological differences and have discovered The Association of American Educators. I am very grateful. Keep up the good work!”
– Jamie

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–Teresa

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– Debra

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– Luis

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– Lynn

“Thank you for following up regarding my election to opt out of union dues. The Freedom Foundation website did assist me in generating a letter to opt out and it was so easy to access and resulted in success.”
– Richard

“My district and local union did honor my request to opt out right away. What helped was using the forms provided by your website. Thank you so much for your support!”
– Claudia

“Thank you for what your organization has done. It is a very valuable tool for us state workers.”
– Robert

“Thank you for the work that your group is doing. Furthermore, thank you for making the process easy, you are helping many public employees and I know we all appreciate your dedication.”
– Jay

“The union was taking about $80 out of my paycheck every month, until your organization helped me get my money back and stop these deductions. Thank you so much.”
– Jenny

“I applied to get out of the union, and I haven't paid dues since. It has been, to date, the biggest raise that the union has ever gotten for me. Thank you All!”
– Michael

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– Steven

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– Evelyn

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– Beth

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– Joey

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– Joel

“Thank you for the work of the Freedom Foundation and following up on the status of my opt out.”
– Dan

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– Dee

“Thank you for your assistance throughout this matter. Keep up the great work and continuing to spread the word about the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case.”
– Miguel

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– Genevieve

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– John

“Nice work on the mask mandate suit! Should be a slam dunk but who knows these days. I guess we'll really find out if we live in a constitutional or a banana republic.”
– Michelle

“Thank you very much. Unions have outlasted their worth, I’m tired of being bullied into contracts that don’t represent my values. I really appreciate what your group is doing.”
– Austin

“Dues are no longer being taken from my paycheck. Thank you for your help with this! Information about the Janus decision is not easy to find where I work. I wouldn't have known what to do without the opt out email.”
– Gillian

“I appreciate your time and efforts to help people like myself who have been fair share fee objectors over the years and are grateful for this opportunity to further reduce the financial contribution to a political agenda I do not support.”
– Jennifer

“I’m incredibly grateful for your organization’s guidance throughout this process. You’ve enabled me to receive my $700 back each year and spend it on my own desires not the unions”.
– Elizabeth

“Thank you for helping me in opting out of paying union dues. I couldn’t figure out how to do it on my own before I found your website.”
– Abigail

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– Deanna

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– Dorothy

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– Carolyn

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– Nick

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– Michelle

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– Millie