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Alleged PAC Spending Dries Up After Recent Freedom Foundation Complaint

An alleged PAC appears to have pressed pause on its campaign spending after a recent Freedom Foundation complaint filed with the Oregon Secretary of State exposed the group’s violations of state election laws.

Union Cash Misspent

Oregon’s government employee unions quietly played a major role in the failed recall effort directed at State Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River).  The campaign failed to gather the required 9,025 signatures to put a recall measure on the ballot, despite having raised more than $130,000 for the...

CSLEA Tries to Duck Lifeguard Lawsuit, but the Charges Keep Multiplying

In April, a judge in the Southern District of California denied a motion by the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of 22 lifeguards unhappy with the representation provided by the union.

Local-Only Teachers’ Unions Shown to Thrive in Ohio, More Likely to Follow

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully acknowledged in its landmark ruling in Janus v. AFSCME (2018), an individual’s constitutional right to choose whether to associate with a labor union is an integral component of his or her freedom of speech in the workplace.

Texas AG opinion adopts Freedom Foundation recommendations

In an opinion released today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton concluded the state’s practice of collecting union dues from public employees’ wages should be overhauled to better protect employees’ constitutional rights. The opinion, No. KP-0310, comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018...

Covid Death Rate of Small Businesses

On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an order that “non-essential” businesses close and employees stay in their homes.  While the Freedom Foundation takes COVID seriously and each death is tragic, the Governor’s actions are harming small businesses and the people they employ. 

Freedom Foundation Defends Right of Individuals to File Campaign Finance Complaints When State Won’t

Earlier this week, Freedom Foundation attorney Robert Bouvatte argued before the Washington State Supreme Court in defense of a state law authorizing individuals to file enforcement actions against political committees that violate the Fair Campaign Practices Act (the “FCPA”) if the state attorney...

PA Teachers’ Union Buys Peanuts and Cracker Jacks with Members’ Dues

Apparently, that moral dilemma wasn’t shared by leaders of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) who, while attending the national union’s representative assembly last year in Texas, spent $7,729 of their members’ dues money on Houston Astros’ tickets and another $4,071 on what were...