Freedom Foundation

Formerly Union-Backed Candidate Drops Out Amid Suspicious Campaign Spending

Confronted with questions about the appropriateness of her campaign spending, including using campaign funds to pay for international travel, resorts, food, and her own husband for office space, former state representative and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson dropped out of the race for...

Freedom Foundation Briefs Expose Union Duplicity in “Voluntary” Membership Claims

Government unions have always been fond of claiming their ‘members’ join voluntarily rather than as a condition of public employment. Legally speaking, that’s now true – thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Freedom Foundation Testifies on IRS Rules Shielding Nonprofit Donors from Abuse

On Feb. 7, the Freedom Foundation was one of 16 national policy organizations invited to testify before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about a proposed rule change that would protect the privacy of citizens who support organizations who are often the targets of harassment from extremist groups...

California Teachers Opt Out, Share Holiday Happiness with Their Liberators

During the holiday months, the Freedom Foundation reached out to thousands of teachers across California to give them a simple message — give yourself a holiday bonus by ceasing your union dues deduction.

Washington State House committee passes union-backed bill targeting Freedom Foundation

The Washington State House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee today voted to pass House Bill 1888, which would curtail the release of certain public employee information under the state Public Records Act. Government unions have made the legislation a top priority for the 60-day...

Courtroom Exchange in Boardman Prompts Debate Over Holding in Janus

A three-judge panel from the court heard arguments on Feb. 4 in the case of Bradley Boardman v. Inslee, which challenges the constitutionality of Initiative 1501

Freedom Foundation brief supports Maine professor’s Supreme Court appeal in labor case

Jonathan Reisman may be a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine at Machias, but, as the plaintiff in a significant civil rights case seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court, he may ultimately be better known for his legal activism. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

Big Labor Remains Biggest Foe to Government Transparency

When you consider the unions themselves are responsible for the latter — they and their cronies first broke, then weakened those public records laws in a whopping three out of the last five years — it becomes clear their only goal is to suppress all communication to public employees except their...