Freedom Foundation

Media Mentions – Week of April 28, 2019

Las Vegas Review-Journal – SEIU Cares More About Its Pocketbook Than Its People

Every public-sector union member in the country now has the freedom not to join a union, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court. Predictably, some unions have resorted to dirty tricks to keep membership dues flowing.

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The Daily Signal – Unions Keep Deducting Dues Without Consent, Teachers Say

Just a few weeks before school let out last May, unexpected visitors showed up in Bethany Mendez’s classroom. They didn’t come to discuss the nuts and bolts of education or the work the teacher was doing to assist young students with learning disabilities. Instead, the visitors wanted to know why she was leaving the teachers union, and if she fully understood the ramifications of resigning her membership.

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Politico – Morning Shift – “Biden scores first union endorsement”

WASHINGTON STATE SIGNS LAW TO BLUNT JANUS IMPACT: Washington state Governor Jay Inslee will sign legislation today that will allow public employee unions to keep “fair-share” fees collected from nonmembers prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which banned them. The legislation, HB 1575, says public workers “cannot get their money back,” according to the Chinook Observer.

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Law 360 – Wash. Gov. To Sign Law Blunting Janus Ruling’s Impact

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to soon sign legislation that limits public workers’ ability to sue unions to recover so-called fair share fees that were collected before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its landmark Janus decision that workers can’t be forced to pay those fees.

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SEIU Healthcare 1199 NE – Trump Administration Targets Home Care Workforce with Racist CMS Rule Change

Today, as part of the Trump administration’s ongoing attack against working people and Medicaid, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a rule that denies more than half a million independent provider home care workers the right to independently choose to contribute their own wages to support their union in the same way that most union members do including teachers, police officers and firefighters.

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Washington Examiner – Trump Administration Tells States To End Unions’ Cut Of Medicaid Payments To Home Healthcare Providers

The Trump administration told states on Thursday to stop diverting Medicaid funds for home healthcare providers to unions.

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