Freedom Foundation

Media Mentions – Week of January 28, 2018

The Daily Caller – Labor Unions Are FREAKING OUT Over A Supreme Court Case That Could End Forced Union Participation

With the U.S. Supreme Court less than a month away from considering oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, it’s time to brace for the landslide of union misinformation certain to begin cascading down the mountains of truth any day now.

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Statesman Journal – Public records transparency eroded with SEIU appointment

Gov. Kate Brown thinks Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503 should be a leading voice on the state’s Public Records Advisory Council, which is charged with improving transparency in the state’s public records laws – which should tell Oregonians all they need to know about how seriously she’s taking this process.

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Inside Sources – Lawsuit: Union Should Be Considered a PAC

A Washington state union should be subject to the same state disclosure laws as a political action committee, argued the group behind a legal challenge.

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Union Bulletin – Changes to Open Records Act misguided

Senate Bill 6079 exempts public employees’ birth dates from disclosure in a misguided effort to protect them from identity theft or personal attack.

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Yakima Herald – Advocates for open government wary of bills in Olympia

Lawmakers in Olympia are dealing with only a couple of public records bills this year, but those few worry open-government advocates.

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The Columbian – In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To undermining open government. Some lawmakers in Olympia are trying to exempt the dates of birth for public employees from the public record. In fact, not one but two bills in the Senate contain provisions to do just that. At its heart, the issue is the result of an ongoing effort led by The Freedom Foundation to undermine public employee unions. The foundation uses personal information to find workers and send them information.

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