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Media Mentions – Week of November 10th, 2019

Salem Reporter – Two of Oregon’s largest unions see decline in state workers paying dues, but claim they’re bouncing back

Two of the largest unions representing state workers have seen significant declines in the number of state workers paying dues since mid-2018.

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East Oregonian – Two of Oregon’s largest unions see decline in state workers paying dues, but claim they’re bouncing back

Oregon’s largest public employee unions have seen double-digit declines in the number of state workers paying dues, state data show.

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Washington Examiner – Midwestern public sector union bosses: We’re coming for you

Still, rights are worthless unless they’re exercised, and unions have developed elaborate schemes to prevent members from even knowing about their newly affirmed rights to opt out. They are actively making it as difficult as possible for those members who seek to quit.

That’s where the Freedom Foundation comes in. And starting this month, our organization will be open for business in Ohio.

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Washington Free Beacon – Education Unions Report Sharp Declines in Membership, Revenue

Teachers’ unions are experiencing sharp declines in membership and revenue in former union strongholds Oregon and Washington, according to new annual reports.

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Portland Tribune – Public unions search for silver lining as dues nose dive

Oregon’s largest public employee unions have seen double-digit declines in the number of state workers paying dues, state data show.

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Breitbart – Teachers’ unions see drops in membership and revenue

A recent report at the Washington Free Beacon demonstrated that, despite the media spectacles of red-shirted striking teachers in large cities, teachers’ unions are shedding numbers and revenue, even in states in which they have encountered strong support in the past.

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National Law Review – Disclosure of State Employees’ Birthdates Not Protected Per Washington Supreme Court

In 2016, the Freedom Foundation (Foundation) sent public records access requests to several state agencies seeking disclosure of records for union-represented employees, including their full names, associated birth dates, and agency work e-mail addresses.

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Washington Free Beacon – Ohio Union Returns Improperly Seized Dues to Bus Driver

An Ohio public school employee won a settlement against her former union, securing a refund of dues union bosses seized improperly.

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