Two-Thirds of Oregon Union Members Want to End the Unions’ “Forced-Rider” Problem

By Kathryn Hickok and Steve Buckstein Last month, National Employee Freedom Week (August 14-20, 2016) called attention to the rights of union members to opt out of union membership if they choose and to stop paying dues and fees to unions … Continue reading

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Oregon Union Members Want the Option to Represent Themselves

By Steve Buckstein National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW, August 14-20, 2016), aims to educate union members across the country about their rights to opt out of union membership and stop paying some or all of their dues and fees to … Continue reading

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Employee Freedom Respects Workers’ Choice

By Kathryn Hickok Why might workers like the opportunity to opt out of union membership? Some believe they can make better use of their own money rather than giving it to a union. Others “vote with their feet” against what … Continue reading

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Put Individual Rights Above Those of Powerful Unions

By Steve Buckstein By the time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case next June, Rebecca Friedrichs may be the most well-known public school teacher in America—and the most controversial. She is asking the … Continue reading

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Join a Union or Pay? Not So Fast, Say Oregonians

A public opinion poll released this week reveals that 84% of Oregonians agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union. The poll of 500 Oregon adults was … Continue reading

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Could Oregon Be the Next Right-to-Work State?

Date: September 5, 2013 Time: 7 PM Place: Clark College’s CTC Building, Vancouver, WA Price: $10 per person On Thursday, September 5 Cascade Policy Institute will be partnering with the Freedom Foundation to host the Northwest Employee Freedom One Night … Continue reading

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More than thirty percent of Oregon union households want out

Right to Work policies in 24 states allow workers the freedom to join or not join a union. Oregon, however, is one of the 26 states without such employee freedom. Here, if a workplace is organized by a union, workers … Continue reading

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End Forced Unionism Now

The failed June 5th recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was supposedly over collective bargaining reform, but syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer points out that the real battle was over ending automatic collection of union dues by government: “Without the … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Economic Outlook Slips Again in 2012

Hit hard by the national recession, Oregon lawmakers started the regular 2011 legislative session―and then the new shorter annual 2012 session―with calls to create jobs. By the time those sessions ended, little had been done to encourage job growth in … Continue reading

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Why Oregonians Deserve the Right to Work

The twenty-two states that have not required workers to join a union and pay union dues have enjoyed, as a group, more rapid employment and income growth, better job preservation, and faster recoveries from recession. Oregon is not one of … Continue reading

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