FREEDOM FOUNDATION

FREEDOM FOUNDATION

Olympia, WA

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The mission of Freedom Foundation is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited accountable government. The Freedom Foundation staff and supporters envision a day when opportunity, responsible governance, and free markets flourish in Washington state.

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‘OPT OUT’ PROJECT INFORMS UNION MEMBERS OF THEIR RIGHTS

Public sector employees are pressured to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) once they gain employment. However, a 2014 Supreme Court decision (Harris v. Quinn) authorized Medicaid-compensated home healthcare and childcare providers in Washington, Oregon, and California to opt out of their union membership. Des...

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FREEDOM FOUNDATION HOLDS UNIONS ACCOUNTABLE IN WASHINGTON, OREGON

When union negotiations with state governments are held behind closed doors, taxpayers tend to suffer. The Freedom Foundation, an Atlas Network partner based in Olympia, Wash., recently won a landmark victory after the Washington State Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) held that a recently adopted Lincoln County polic...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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