Lawsuit asks that court force city to let voters decide two initiatives
Records obtained by the Freedom Foundation from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office under the state Public Records Act indicate that his administration is working with Washington labor unions affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Harris v. Quinn decision in order to maintain the unions’ ability to automatically deduct dues from certain union-represented workers.
After sitting through something like three hours of testimony—not to mention the additional time spent listening to and interacting with protesters on the sidewalk—over the course of two Sequim City Council meetings, it’s fair to say opposition to the labor-reform initiatives proposed for both there and Shelton boils down to a few irrational and easily refuted points.
Make no mistake, in its showdown with the Legislature over school funding, it was the Washington State Supreme Court that blinked first.
TV news crews scheduled to work on Monday no doubt arrived at their stations expecting they’d be told to produce a Labor Day story. But of course, that’s never a problem.
In the course of researching collective bargaining agreements, Policy Assistant Bronwyn Clarke discovered that Snohomish School District had agreed with …