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Freedom Foundation’s Washington Annual Dinner with Laura Ingraham

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Freedom Foundation Annual Dinner featuring Laura Ingraham. We hope you will be joining us in celebrating worker freedom!

Center for Medicaid Services warns states to stop union dues skimming from Medicaid

Today, the federal Center Medicaid Services took another step towards stopping states from illegally deducting union dues from payments to home caregivers serving Medicaid-eligible clients.

Hundreds Of School Employees Opt-Out As Soon As They Discover They Can

Last month Freedom Foundation contacted Public School Employees (PSE) all over Washington to let them know how much money they could keep in their own pockets every year by opting out of PSE/SEIU 1948.

District Court Sides with Unions, Refuses to Honor Employee Rights

It’s bad enough when public-sector unions by themselves flout the the clearly expressed will of the Supreme Court. But it’s even worse when they get an assist from lower courts.

Freedom Foundation supports federal agencies considering important labor reforms

This summer saw several positive, significant labor reform regulations advanced by federal agencies. In addition to supporting the Department of Health and Human Services’ repeal of an illegal 2014 regulation permitting states to siphon Medicaid funds to unions, the Freedom Foundation submitted...

SEIU 221 Settles Case When Freedom Foundation Shows Up

It’s bad enough that unions across the nation create restrictive opt-out policies to lock their membership into paying dues as long as possible. But it’s even worse when the unions themselves don’t follow their own rules.

Freedom Foundation Ends California Worker’s Wild Goose Chase

In October 2018, Caroline Kelly, an employee of the University of California San Diego, printed an opt-out letter from the Freedom Foundation’s website and sent it to her union, UPTE-CWA 9119.

Unions and The Participation Trophy Paradox

A friend of mine this week posted a meme on Facebook that observed, “I’m so old I remember when you had to actually win something to get a trophy.”

“I appreciate the information on the Freedom Foundation website as it made the steps clear on what to do.”
– Erica

“I checked my online paystub and it does not show a deduction for union dues…Thank you, Rebecca and the other staff at the Freedom Foundation for facilitating this!”
– Kim

“I appreciate all the work that your organization has put into helping me get out of the union.
– Alan

“Thank you very much, you guys are great. They are doing this to a lot of people. “
– Pat

“I received a direct deposit from [my union] for 2 months of union dues, and on my [recent] check they did not take out the union dues…thank you so much for your help in this matter. I really appreciate you!!
– Janet

The Freedom Foundation was very helpful, and their guidance was intelligent. Thank you.
– Michael

I appreciate that your organization made the process easy for me. Thank you for the hard work of your team.
– Michelle

“Thank you. I appreciate your help since they never responded to me.”
–Tami

“You and the foundation have been beyond helpful and supportive and were the only ones that were there when each of us hit a dead end in trying to opt out. “
– Jeremy

“Happy to report that… I received a letter and a refund check from the union… Thanks for all your help!”
– Arturo

“Thank you very much for your website and for your help. “
– Joy

“Thank you for your support. I did finally receive a refund of 6 months of dues withheld by the union ... “
– Cathrine

“Cannot say thank you enough for what you all do to protect individual freedom!”
– David

“Thank you so much for you and the freedom foundation help. This is really a bad union. “
– Pat

Thank you all for what you are doing. It’s a very good service you provide.
– Stephanie

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

“Keep up the great work. I received both the email and mailer to opt-out of the union; however, I had already done so. Your work is the first I had seen noting the option to opt-out. Of course, the unions nor the State made any effort to notify employees of the option.”
– 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

“Your website is great and so easy to navigate. Thank you for the help in this process and following up. I appreciate it greatly.”
–Teresa

“Thank you for checking up on this. It’s nice to know someone is out there trying to make sure the right thing is done!”
– Debra

This is awesome!!!!! I truly appreciate all the help from you and everyone in your organization. I will definitely relay your info to anyone else that is looking to get out of these bully unions. Thank You again.
– Luis

Dues have ceased and I’m ecstatic. I am grateful for your advocacy regarding this issue.
– 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

“I’d like to thank you for creating a system that allowed me to collect more of my paycheck and to free me from supporting the union and what it chooses to do with my money.”
– Steven

“Thank you for giving public employees a voice and for putting my best interests first. Your organization is appreciated and I’m very thankful.”
– Evelyn

“Thank you for all your help. I appreciate your time, effort and understanding through the process of opting out of my union. Freedom Foundation equals hope and I’m grateful you are here for us who want to fight for justice…”
– Beth

Thank you for following up. They processed the form and I no longer have dues being withdrawn. I really appreciate the ease of the process with the support of the Freedom Foundation. Way to go.
– Joey

Thanks for the follow up. I wish I had known about you guys 20 years ago. You guys are fantastic.
– Joel

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

“People would not answer my questions about opting out within my work place, then I found your website, it’s fantastic. Thank you so much for your help and for what you do.”
– 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

“Thank you for providing education on this topic and offering this free service.”
– Genevieve

“Thank you for being the only resource out there for this kind of thing!”
– John

“I would like to share my sincere thanks to the Freedom Foundation for providing information on how to withdraw from the union and stop the payroll deduction for union dues.”
– 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

“I am extremely satisfied and grateful for the foundation’s hard work in providing this opportunity for us.”
– Deanna

“Thank you, I really appreciate having access to your site!”
– Dorothy

“I appreciate everything your foundation has done.“
– Carolyn

“Thank you for your support and advocacy. I wish you all the best!”
– Nick

“I wasn’t getting any response from the union, so I searched and found your website, it worked a charm. Thank you so much for your service!!”
– Michelle

“Your website was a great help, I really appreciate it. Thank you very much”
– Millie

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

“Thank you! That extra money helps feed my family! I am so grateful to not be forced to give to the union. Thank you!”
– Tina

“Thank you very much for helping make the process so easy and not stressful.”
– Chantelle

“Thank you so much you made opting out so easy.”
– Wayne

“Your website was very helpful in assisting me with the information I needed to opt out of my union. Thank you!”
– Jay

“Thank you to your organization for helping me accomplish this as I would not have been able to do this on my own.”
– Brenda