June 14, 2014

McCabe’s Freedom Foundation plans legal assault on labor

David Groves – The Stand  (first published June 9, 2014 – provided here as backgound) Unions in Washington state: prepare to get sued in the name of freedom! For what, you ask? It doesn’t matter. The Freedom Foundation will come up with something, as long as it fulfills their new Litigation Attorney’s mission to “defund and discredit the union political …

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November 27, 2013

IN THE NEWS McCabe to take over reins at Freedom Foundation

(11/27/13) Erik Smith, Washington State Wire OLYMPIA, Nov. 26.—Tom McCabe, the former Building Industry Association of Washington director who became a leading figure on the right side of state politics, is returning to the capital scene in a new but not altogether different role – as CEO at the Freedom Foundation. McCabe says he’ll be fighting the same fight when …

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November 13, 2013

IN THE NEWS Think tanks tied to Kochs

(11/13/13) Tal Kopan, Politico A network of think tanks across the country is quietly pushing the agenda of right-wing groups with funding from Koch brothers-affiliated organizations, a new report alleges. The study, by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy, is aimed at the State Policy Network, which describes itself as “dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, …

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April 25, 2011

IN THE NEWS Right-wing network behind the war on unions

(4/25/11) Andy Kroll, MotherJones Inspired by Ronald Reagan and funded by the right’s richest donors, a web of free-market think tanks has fueled the nationwide attack on workers’ rights. From New Hampshire to Alaska, Republican lawmakers are waging war on organized labor. They’re pushing bills to curb, if not eliminate, collective bargaining for public workers; make it harder for unions …

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