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Freedom Foundation Helps Foil Seattle’s Income Tax Scheme

The Washington State Supreme Court on Friday respected almost a century of case law — and the repeatedly expressed will of state residents — by slapping down the city of Seattle’s brazenly unconstitutional income tax proposal.

Statement On The Washington State Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear Arguments On Seattle’s Proposed Income Tax

“The Washington State Supreme Court today respected almost a century of case law — and the repeatedly expressed will of state residents — by slapping down the city of Seattle’s brazenly unconstitutional income tax proposal,” said Tom McCabe, CEO of the Freedom Foundation, which filed one of several...

Statement on PA Gov. Tom Wolf Stopping Pay for 9,000 State Employees

“One week ago, the Freedom Foundation called on Gov. Tom Wolf to give Pennsylvania public employees a break from union dues deductions from their paychecks,” said Hunter Tower, Freedom Foundation Pennsylvania Director. “Today he went even further by giving 10 percent of them a break from their...

Federal Lawsuit Exposes Union’s Little-Known Political Slush Fund

The sound of squealing you hear is public-sector unions — and, by extension, the politicians they buy and sell — being weaned off the teat of worker dues money. Despite a series of court rulings dating back nearly 45 years that ban the practice, too many government employees still mistakenly...

Federal reports show Washington unions continued to lose members in 2019

Reports filed this week with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by prominent government unions in Washington state show continued declines in membership following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME and ongoing efforts by the Freedom Foundation to help public employees...

Two More Forgery Lawsuits Filed Against SEIU 503

Public-sector unions in most of the country have largely been in denial for the past year and a half. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME ruled that mandatory membership and dues for government employees is a violation of their First Amendment rights, they’ve simply carried on as...

Under Freedom Foundation Pressure, Teamsters 117 Shutters Dues-Funded Political Fund

Originally Published on RedState.com While loathe to admit it, many government unions finance their extensive political operations with dues collected from members ostensibly for workplace representation. Thanks to the Freedom Foundation, however, members of Teamsters Local 117 now have less of...

Freedom Foundation Files Five Forgery Lawsuits Against Unions in Three States on One Day

Breaking the law once might be excusable, but breaking the same one a second time is clear evidence of contempt for authority. So imagine what it says about government employee unions on the West Coast that the Freedom Foundation has identified at least 12 cases where someone in the union forged a...