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Media Mentions – Week of October 13th, 2019

Washington Free Beacon – Pennsylvania Unions End Membership Mandates

Some of Pennsylvania’s most powerful labor unions have removed a key hurdle for workers who wish to resign their membership following a series of class action lawsuits.

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Washington Times – Unions not above the law

Collusion between government and public-sector unions is nowhere more prevalent than in Washington state. Union leaders use the almost limitless supply of dues dollars at their disposal to fund the campaigns of political candidates — including Supreme Court justices — whom they’re confident will return the favor by representing labor’s interests rather than the interests of the voters.

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Alternet – How Trump is empowering those who seek to crush independent unions in the U.S.

Anyone praising the Ukraine whistleblowers for their courage, and fearful of the chilling effect of the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers, ought to support strong and independent public sector unions. Unions, after all, offer federal workers protection from the whims of the political appointees who are often their ultimate bosses.

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RedState – Oregon American Federation of Teachers Loses One Third Since Janus

The Oregon chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has experienced monumental membership and financial losses in just the first year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which affirmed the right of public employees to stop paying union dues.

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National Memo – Trump Moves to Crush Independent Unions

Anyone praising the Ukraine whistleblowers for their courage, and fearful of the chilling effect of the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers, ought to support strong and independent public sector unions. Unions, after all, offer federal workers protection from the whims of the political appointees who are often their ultimate bosses.

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