Securing Workers Rights, from Washington to Oregon?

Can — and will — Oregon’s religious workers follow suit? Washington State and federal law allow teachers and other workers to leave their union on religious grounds and send their dues to a nonreligious, charitable organization. However, the Vancouver Education Association has fought against middle school teacher Susan Wiggs’ choice of charities since she requested to resign from the VEA in 2005. The union’s without-merit battle finally went down in flames. An Evergreen Freedom Foundation media release announced, on Aug. 22, Washington’s Public Employment Relations Commission reaffirmed that “Susan Wiggs”¦is free to send her union dues to a charity that fights sex-trafficking, despite the union’s objections to this charity.”

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  • Jerry

    Anytime you want to tweak these union types, just make them send the dues to the Boy Scouts. This really drives them wild.

    Good news that she won her case. Great news actually, as these union thugs have no business telling her what to do with HER money. None whatsoever.

    None do you hear me?

  • Rupert in Springfield

    How exactly does one stand up and have an objection to a charity that fights sex trafficking?

    I mean seriously, what do you do when walk out of court after making that argument? Kick a blind guy? Steal clothing from orphans? What?

  • Bob Clark

    Union power needs to be checked, and not given the card check tool to harass people into joining their gang.

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