Since arriving in Oregon five years ago, our team has worked tirelessly to inform government employees of their rights, with the U.S. Supreme Court finally affirming in 2018 what we knew all along — that mandatory union membership in the public workplace is unconstitutional.
Santa Claus stopped by your Freedom Foundation last week to film a special message for children wondering if COVID-19 would keep him tucked away in the North Pole this Christmas.
Once is a mistake, twice is a pattern. Anything more is deliberate, and Freedom Foundation recently exposed yet another of the Service Employees International Union Local 503’s deliberate efforts to steal money from Oregon’s public employees.
Attorneys for the state of Oregon and its largest government employee union will get two more chances — this time before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — to explain why workers who’ve already expressed their desire to opt out of membership and dues should be forced to continue with both on the basis of a forgery.
Public employees don’t have to pay union dues or fees and they certainly don’t have to support political causes they disagree with — at least not according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.
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Whether it’s dictating to government workers what they “need to know” or recruiting them to phone bank for their preferred candidates, union bosses like those at SEIU 503 are quite fond of telling other people how to vote.
Christopher Day, a worker represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 756 (ATU), was so fed up with the union’s antics that he opted out and decided that if he ever joined again, it would be on his own terms.