The ‘Freedom’ Foundation wants to get our union out of the way because they don’t think we’re worth what we’re paid.
They want to see our jobs sent to the private sector with lower pay and less benefits.
So what does the Freedom Foundation have to say about state employee pay?
The Freedom Foundation is a front group for corporate special interests. They promote policies in state government that are very bad for public services and state employees. Take a look what they say about pay for state employees.
The ‘Freedom’ Foundation opposes raises for public employees.
“It makes little sense to promote a pay raise for state employees who are satisfied enough with their jobs that 90% or more of them choose to remain employed by the state.”– Do State Employees Need a Raise? Amber Gunn, June 2014, Freedom Foundation Blog
The Freedom Foundation opposes COLAS (cost of living adjustments) pay increases for state employees.
“There are not resources available just sitting around and waiting to be spent on this . . . 65% of state employees already get annual pay increases and don’t need cost-of-living raises on top that those . . . The real question is, is the wage we’re paying for the services the citizens are receiving the right wage or not?” –-‘Freedom’ Foundation staffer Jami Lund, KING5 VIDEO 2014.
The ‘Freedom’ Foundation also opposes automatic step increases for state employees.
“Policymakers should delay automatic pay increases for state employees… This also shows that public sector employees are held accountable and don’t brazenly plunder the public purse.” –‘Freedom’ Foundation founder, Bob Williams, co-author of the ALEC policy manual for state legislators, ALEC Budget Toolkit.
The ‘Freedom’ Foundation even opposes paid sick days.
“Consumers, workers, and employers are all negatively affected by mandatory paid sick leave policies . . . Evidence indicates that requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits produces few appreciable benefits and even raises costs,” ‘Freedom’ Foundation Maxford Nelsen. July 2015 Spectator