Labor Reform Blog Posts

Labor Reform Blog Posts

Unions support big government. Big government supports unions. But what about the rest of us?

StrikeHeadlineTiltedMost Americans don't like being told what to do. Yet many government employees are forced, as a condition of working, to pay dues to private union organizations. These union monopolies overcharge workers and spend huge sums of money on political campaigns and lobbying. And, since union power comes from government, union lobbyists always push for bigger and more powerful government.

In fact, government unions are the biggest lobby in Washington State for bigger government. Their undue influence drowns out taxpayers, but taxpayers have had enough. Just like citizens in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, Washington is ripe for change, for reforms that protect workers and taxpayers alike. The Freedom Foundation is the leading advocate for that change.

April 14, 2014
     

WEA endorses parent choice and other strangeness

WEA recently held its annual "Representative Assembly" and approved a policy statement that would seem to support parent choice.

March 26, 2014
     

How much is WEA Union Dues?

Average union dues for teachers are just about $1,000 per year! See all dues by district.

March 26, 2014
     

'Opinion Inequality' at Seattle Minimum Wage Symposium

Why is the City of Seattle avoiding a balanced discussion of wage issues?

March 26, 2014
     

Unions Against Democracy

A court opinion shows how union bosses enjoy legal protection even as they subvert democratic decision making.

March 19, 2014
     

New SEIU-Backed Front Group to Enter Seattle Minimum Wage Debate

Why is SEIU trying to hide its connection to the Restaurant Opportunities Center while helping the group prepare an attack on Seattle's restaurant industry?

March 17, 2014
     

Top 10 Quotes from WA Union Bosses and Politicians

Some of the best comments from union lobbyists and labor-backed politicians to come out of the 2014 legislative session.

March 17, 2014
     

2014 Session: Government Unions on Defense

Union bosses and their politicians were forced to play defense this session, working hard to oppose transparency and accountability.

March 16, 2014
     

The Union Rainbow at the Legislature

A guide to all the colors of the union lobbyist rainbow. And who stands against them?

March 14, 2014
     

Union Kills Accountability

Government unions' push job security for public employees. The WEA's defeat of a small measure of accountability is a clear, costly example.

March 10, 2014
     

Liberal study finds “low inequality” in Seattle

A Brookings Institute study suggests Kshama Sawant should refocus her efforts on Atlanta or San Francisco.