Mason County court sides with council, labor unions against Shelton voters
The Freedom Foundation on Friday won yet another round in its fight to inform family childcare providers in Washington state of their right to opt out of union participation.
WSCCCE repays illegally collected dues, pays Freedom Foundation’s legal costs
Ruling Would Allow Group to Inform Members of Their Right to Opt Out
Plaintiff Demands Initiatives be Placed on February Ballot
‘Genuine Issues of Material Fact’ Must Be Resolved with Full-Fledged Trial
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.
The Freedom Foundation last week filed a lawsuit on behalf of two dozen Thurston County employees whose union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME) Local 618, refused to process their resignation and dues refund.
In the case of Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling stating that home healthcare workers in Illinois should not be considered full-fledged state employees and thus cannot be compelled to either join a union or pay representation fees to one.