What the Freedom Foundation really thinks about workers

When the Freedom Foundation speaks at public events, it often has nothing but nice things to say about workers. But when the microphone is off and they don’t think anyone is paying attention, they tell a very different story.


“I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, so it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf.”

Tom McCabe, CEO, announcing the “work-in” of Freedom Foundation employees on Labor Day, August 30, 2014

“...one of the reasons we have to take on unions is because what they’re doing, in my opinion, is un-American.”

Tom McCabe, April 23, 2014, Vancouver

“…they’re like a strong man, they have their fingers around the state, and they’re controlling it, it’s like an incestuous relationship between these government unions and the bureaucracy and the politicians they control.”

Mark Dalan, January 8, 2015, Sequim

On child care workers: “Those workers are basically babysitters.”

Ron Valencia, Freedom Foundation Advancement Associate, January 8, 2015

"we see this time and time again where the private sector union guys end up having to do the dirty work for the public sector union guys.”

Glen Morgan, Freedom Foundation Adjunct Fellow, August 27, 2014

“The WEA can’t stand young teachers, most all of the decisions are totally against the interests of younger teachers.”

Jami Lund, January 8, 2015, Bellevue

"Unions are bad for Washington, bad for businesses, and bad for their own members. We have to descredit the union machine and break it."

Tom McCabe, May 29, 2015

"Until you remove and dismantle and really prioritize taking them out, or at least diffusing what they can do..."

Vicki Kraft, May 26, 2015