Common Dreams – With Federal Workers Locked Out, Where Are Those Right-To-Work Groups?
Thousands of federal employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., this week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence—one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried the message, “Will work for pay.”
Washington Post – Los Angeles Teachers Just Proved That The Common Wisdom About Unions Is Wrong
In the wake of the ruling, several anti-union groups organized a concerted nationwide campaign to encourage workers to leave their unions. It includes billboards like the one on the 101 freeway, as well as targeted mail and email messages, and even door-to-door canvassing. “We know there are tens of thousands of educators who chafe under the left-leaning leadership of these unions,” said Jami Lund of the Freedom Foundation. “Making sure they know they now have an option will certainly have its effect.”
The Dalles Chronicle – Unions Push ‘Bold’ Agenda
The Oregon Freedom Foundation, supporters of the high court’s ruling against unions, quickly came out against the proposal. “The bill—a wolf in sheep’s clothing—first recognizes the newly affirmed rights given to workers in the (supreme court) decision,” Aaron Withe, the chapter’s director, said in a press release. “Later, however, it creates a slush fund from which the state would pay the unions directly rather than deducting dues from workers’ paychecks.”
Inside Sources – Should A Nonprofit Disclose Pro Bono Legal Services Under Campaign Finance Law?
Last week, the foundation announced it will appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) over the Washington State Supreme Court’s ruling that the foundation violated Washington’s Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) by not disclosing the pro bono legal services.
KVI 570 – KirbyCast January 31st-4pm hour
Kirby talks to a very active and aware hairstylist watching House bill 5326 very closely, we get an update on the new tunnel opening and our guest from the Freedom Foundation is Max Nelson.