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The Fate of the Union

July 11, 2014 in In the News
The Inlander
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The Inlander
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

“No Court Case is Going to Stop Us”

July 9, 2014 in Blog

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Illinois home health care workers cannot be forced to participate in a union or pay “agency fees” or union dues. In Harris v. Quinn, SCOTUS ruled those workers are “partial public employees” and are not subject to a law that allows public sector unions to collect mandatory union dues, or agency fees, as a condition of employment.   

Seattle’s Giant Job Killer

July 9, 2014 in In the News
Cascade Policy Institute
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Cascade Policy Institute
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Court ruling may strike down Washington state law

July 8, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Olympian on July 8, 2014. 


Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a case from Illinois could have a major affect in Washington state. In its June 30th ruling in Harris v. Quinn the Court did not rule on whether regular government workers must join a union, as some had expected, but the decision does call into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents.

State Prepares to Adopt Water Quality Standards So High They Can’t Be Met

July 7, 2014 in Blog

Today Fox News aired a story discussing the dramatically increased fish consumption rate that will soon be adopted by the Washington state Department of Ecology (DOE).  The story included comments from the Washington Policy Center, which began researching and commenting on the fish consumption issue in 2012.

Court tilts against precedent

July 1, 2014 in In the News
The Everett Herald
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The Everett Herald
Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014