Bloomberg Law
June 27, 2018, 6:48 PM

Koch Brothers-Linked Group Declares New War on Unions

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that millions of public sector workers can stop paying union fees, a group tied to Republican billionaires long opposed to organized labor and its support of the Democratic Party has pledged to build on the landmark ruling to further marginalize employee representation.

The conservative non-profit Freedom Foundation said that starting June 27 it would deploy 80 people to a trio of West Coast union bastions: California, Oregon, and its home state of Washington. The canvassers were hired in March and trained this month, according to internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg News. The goal of ...