In both Washington state and nationwide, campaigns are under way at the state and local level to pass regulations requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to employees. The stated goal of these mandates is to improve public health by reducing workplace illness.
Following a recent Freedom Foundation protest against the ongoing secret meetings between Gov. Jay Inslee’s negotiators and representatives of the state employees’ unions, the Seattle Times editorial board joined a growing chorus of newspapers and political observers calling for more transparency in the collective bargaining process.
This report evaluates 10 of the most important and widely cited studies from both supporters and opponents of mandatory paid …
The drama surrounding the implementation (or lack thereof) of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision in Washington continues to unfold.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn, which found that it was unconstitutional for home health care providers to be forced to union dues or fees against their will, SEIU 775 in Washington quietly began ceasing the dues deductions for providers who asked them to do so.
In July, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Illinois “scheme” by which individual home health care providers had union dues automatically deducted from their state Medicaid reimbursement payments.
Today, Freedom Foundation supporters and staff protested the closed-door collective bargaining sessions underway between Gov. Inslee’s negotiators and state employees’ unions at the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) headquarters in Olympia.