MyNorthwest – Washington union reports declining funds as anti-union effort continues
A sizeable Washington state employee union may be losing a significant number of members, and revenue, as employees choose to stop paying dues.
Willamette Week – Murmurs: SEIU Dues Feeling the Blues
The anti-union Freedom Foundation released new figures this week showing what it says is the waning strength of Service Employees International Union. The figures indicate just 67 percent of the nearly 24,000 SEIU members who work for the state of Oregon now pay dues.
Willamette Week – Here Are The Numbers About Which SEIU and the Anti-Union Freedom Foundation Disagree
As WW reported in Murmurs this week, the Freedom Foundation, an anti-union group, released new numbers this week that show how many state workers are members of Service Employees International Union Local 503, how many of them pay dues, and how those numbers have changed since last year.
Ohio Statehouse News Bureau – Group Moves to Ohio Urge Workers to Stop Paying Union Dues
Ohio is the fourth state for the Freedom Foundation. It’s already operating in California, Oregon and Washington.
WKSU NPR Radio – Anti-Union Group Moves Into Ohio Targets Dues Deduction
Ohio is the 4th state for the Freedom Foundation. National director Aaron Withe says he’s calling on the state to stop deducting union dues from employees who haven’t consented to paying them.
The Ohio Star – Freedom Foundation Debuts in Ohio with Cal to Governor DeWine to ‘Stand Up to Government Union Bullies and Stand Up for Government Employees’
Freedom Foundation is a west coast group that has expanded to Ohio, “to reverse the stranglehold government unions have on…state and local policymaking.” The organization wants Governor DeWine to join their mission.
MyNorthwest – Supreme Court: state employee birthdates are public record
A divided Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that birthdates of state employees are public records that are subject to disclosure.
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio Politics: Anti-union group targets Ohio
The Freedom Foundation is setting up shop in Ohio, with a focus on stopping mandatory union dues
Bloomberg Law – Washington State Workers Can’t Keep Their Birthdates Secret
Washington state employees have no privacy rights that can shield public records containing their birth dates, the Washington Supreme Court ruled.
MuckRock – The Washington Supreme Court’s Battle Over Birthdays
The Daily Chronicle – Court Says State Employee Birth Dates Are Public Record
Government transparency and labor legislation haven’t just been recent front-burner issues at the Legislature. They’ve often blown into pure political fire, as interest groups struggle to shift the scales of power.