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Media Mentions – Week of June 9th, 2019

Jamestown Sun – Teacher Strikes Have Popped Up Around The Country. Could It Happen In North Dakota?

Contract negotiations between the Fargo School Board and the teachers union are on pause for the summer. This is the second time in three years the groups have struggled to reach an agreement.

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Fox News – Aaron Withe: 2020 Dems Are Courting Unions And It Doesn’t Bode Well For Regular Americans

As we draw closer to Election Day, 2020 candidates on the left are continually jostling to outflank each other to win endorsements. Chief among these has been the fight for the almighty support from the nation’s labor unions.

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Williamette Week – Teachers File Federal Lawsuit Saying The Oregon Education Association Prevented Them From Quitting The Union

Three Oregon public school teachers, including one Portland man, filed a federal lawsuit today, alleging that when they sought to stop paying union dues, affiliates of the Oregon Education Association told them they could not do so for several months, until the “annual window to drop membership.”

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The Oregonian – Three Oregon school employees sued their union in federal court Tuesday, arguing it’s unfair that the union only lets members drop out and stop paying dues during the month of September. The suit was filed the same day Oregon lawmakers passed a bill that some believe will make it more difficult for public employees to opt out of union membership.

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KOBI-TV 5 Medford – Eagle Point School District Employees Sue Union, Cite First Amendment Infringement

Two Eagle Point School District employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state’s largest teachers union, Oregon Education Association, for not letting them stop paying their dues.

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Bend Bulletin – Editorial: Union Won’t Let Members Leave When They Want

The union lets members leave only in September. The OEA apparently believes there’s nothing wrong with pirating dues for months from members who want to leave, trampling their First Amendment rights by forcing them to continue to pay to support causes or speech they oppose.

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The Oregonian – Ore. School Employees Sue Union, Want To Drop Out

Three Oregon school employees sued their union in federal court Tuesday, arguing it’s unfair that the union only lets members drop out and stop paying dues during the month of September.

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Portland Tribune – Oregon Teachers Unions Named In Federal Lawsuit

Three Oregon teachers teamed up with the Freedom Foundation — a nonprofit advocacy think tank that rallies against the role of labor unions in public sector jobs — to file a federal complaint over the Oregon Education Association’s union membership practices. The lawsuit also names as defendants the Portland Association of Teachers, Portland Public Schools, Eagle Point District 9 and a Southern Oregon teachers union.

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KVI 570 TalkRadio – KirbyCast June 13-4PM Hour

Kirby discusses the Presidential field and that leads to a discussion about Bernie Sanders, Kirby’s guest this hour is Max Nelson from the Freedom Foundation and he gives us an update on their work w/the federal government to stop the illegal deduction of union dues from Medicaid payments to home caregivers.

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