The Freedom Foundation: Opposing An Agenda for the Middle Class
The Freedom Foundation claims to care about working families but a closer look reveals their true intentions. They have been coming to the homes of union members in an attempt to disrupt our collective power so if you see them, remember that they are funded by out-of-state billionaires to undo all of the progress we have made. Here’s where the Freedom Foundation stands:
AGAINST RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
The Freedom Foundation has repeatedly opposed increases in the minimum wage and has said that a $15 minimum wage is “an idea so stupid only liberals can believe it.”
AGAINST PUBLIC EDUCATION
Freedom Foundation fought for cuts to public schools. They have argued against increasing education funding saying it is not important and has nothing to do with student outcomes.
AGAINST PAID SICK LEAVE
The Freedom Foundation wants to eliminate paid sick leave and has even authored a national report opposing paid sick leave for all workers.
AGAINST WORKERS’ RIGHT TO ORGANIZE
The Freedom Foundation is a long-time advocate of the so-called Right to Work Laws. They have sponsored at least ve local initiatives and have advocated for it at a state level. These laws have proven to lead to lower wages, the loss of prevailing wage and less safe working conditions.
AGAINST RETIREMENT SECURITY
The Freedom Foundation has joined a coalition in Oregon that is working to cut the “retirement, disability and health insurance fund” of Public Workers. They compare retirement security for working families to the Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernie Mado