Spokane County struck a major blow for open government today when its board of commissioners voted to approve a resolution opening collective bargaining negotiations between the county and the unions representing its employees to public observation.
SEIU 775’s most recent legal humiliation, being forced to finally concede that workers who never joined the union in the first place cannot be forced to pay dues, is an embarrassment for more than just the union itself.
Having been reassured that government transparency isn’t a crime in this state, on Tuesday Lincoln County became the only jurisdiction …
With Puget Sound residents poised to vote in the coming weeks on a massive $54 billion expansion plan by Sound Transit, it’s worth considering whether the agency is worth trusting with that kind of an investment.
Rosetta Horne is a home health care provider taking care of her 89-year old severely ill mother. DSHS pays Rosetta to do so. She is forced to have the state’s most powerful union, SEIU 775, represent her in dealings with DSHS. She opted out of the union because she is a pastor and has strong objections to how the union spent her dues on left-wing causes such as Planned Parenthood. She appeared in a television spot for the Foundation urging others to opt out of the union.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson earlier this week filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) for concealing more than $130,000 in political donations.