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Media Mentions – Week of December 2

Law 360 – Wash. Workers Lose Bid To Claw Back Union Fees

Washington state workers can’t take back the money they paid the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees before the U.S. Supreme Court said public sector unions can’t make nonmembers pay fees, a Washington federal judge has ruled.

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Sacramento Bee – Public Employees Won’t Recover Unions Fees After Court Ruling

For now, public sector unions don’t have to return money they collected from workers under a now prohibited system that allowed them for decades to charge fees to workers who did not want to join them.

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KVI – KirbyCast November 29th – 4PM Hour

Kirby’s guest is Sydney Phillips from the Freedom Foundation and callers want to talk about the Ari video that Kirby played and discussed plus This Day in History.

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Bainbridge Island Review – Washington Dems Likely To Propose Capital Gains Tax

A capital gains tax will be on the table during the 2019 Legislative Session, Washington State Speaker of the House Frank Chopp announced at a news conference Wednesday.

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National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation – Appeals Court Hears First Amendment Challenge To Washington Scheme Forcing Childcare Providers Under Union “Representation”

Today, a National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorney will deliver arguments for a Washington childcare provider in Mentele v. Inslee, a case challenging forced union representation for businesses providing childcare to low-income families. The case will be argued before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington.

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Capital Research Center  – Teachers Unions Report First Effects From Janus Decision

In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that state and local government employees could not be forced to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Since then, labor movement critics, union officials, and observers have wondered what effect the loss of compulsory “agency fees” might have on union revenues and political clout.

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