Thursday, September 18, 2014

Help protect people from forced union dues.

From The National Right To Work Committee:

Just weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court handed the National Right to Work Foundation attorneys a sledgehammer.

With your help today, I’m ready to start swinging.

Even as I write you, Foundation staff attorneys are crafting class-action lawsuits that are ready to launch in states all over the country.

The goal is to ENFORCE the recent Foundation-won Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court case and return the tens of millions of forced-dues dollars illegally seized from daycare owners, parents, and other health care providers!

But you and I can’t be na├»ve.

With the November elections right around the corner, Big Labor will fight like a cornered animal to protect its forced-dues treasury.

Big Labor has many of those forced-dues dollars earmarked for electing and reelecting their handpicked candidates!

They’re going to fight this effort tooth-and-nail, determined to keep their forced-dues-funded political machine running full throttle.

My advisers and analysts have calculated we'll need an emergency influx of funds of $40,000 by Thursday, September 18 to fully implement these lawsuits.

Can I count on your most generous tax-deductible support today?

The truth is, class-action lawsuits aren’t cheap.

They come with some pretty big risks too, which I’ll tell you about shortly . . .

But you and I both know the law means absolutely NOTHING if it’s not enforced.

I can’t begin to explain what a travesty that would be.

Under the recent Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision, the Illinois union-label "state worker" classification scheme was ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Under this scheme, people who received Medicaid funding to take care of sick loved ones were defined as "state employees" so Big Labor could force them to pay union dues!

Of course, no American citizen should ever be forced to join or pay dues to a union just to get or keep a job.

Sadly, the Supreme Court’s decision didn’t go that far.

But the ramifications of the Harris v. Quinn decision could be HUGE -- if you and I can enforce it.

You see, not only was the Illinois union-label "state worker" classification scheme ended, but similar Big Labor schemes that have popped up all over the country are now ripe to be knocked down.

With your help, our goal is to wipe these laws (and in some cases, executive orders) off the books and DRAIN Big Labor’s coffers of all their illegally-seized forced-dues money!

It is hard to express how huge this could be.

As I write you, over 14 states have similar laws. Nearly 650,000 workers nationwide are affected.

And the union-bosses' architects of these schemes owe them ALL money . . .

. . . hundreds of MILLIONS of dollars you and I know would otherwise be spent on electing and reelecting their political cronies and furthering Big Labor’s forced-dues agenda in state after state and Washington, D.C.

I need to be blunt here.

The class-action lawsuits Foundation staff attorneys are preparing could take a sledgehammer to Big Labor’s forced-dues funded campaign coffers.

But that doesn’t mean it will be easy.

It won’t -- especially because this is such an important election year.

But every dollar you give brings you and me closer to BREAKING THE SHACKLES OF FORCED UNIONISM.

That’s why I must count on your contribution today.

Because class-action lawsuits multiply the impact of a decision tenfold, even a hundredfold, Big Labor always fights back fiercely.

They assign their best lawyers to the cases and use every trick in the book to avoid responsibility.

In the past, during pre-trial proceedings for similar class-action suits, union bosses have even demanded the Foundation turn over the name of every supporter!

In one case where that demand was made, a union lawyer said they needed the names to make "discreet inquiries."

You and I both know what that means.

"Discreet" to Big Labor means threatening phone calls, visits from muscle-bound union goons, slashed tires, wrecked businesses. Maybe worse.

That’s why I’ll never put Foundation supporters in harm’s way.

Foundation Chairman Reed Larson was even threatened with jail time at one point for refusing to hand over the list of our supporters!

But he dug in his heels and eventually won.

Likewise, I will never back down. Ever.

Foundation supporters are small businessmen and women and union workers.

If Big Labor’s thugs found out they were helping us, I shudder to think about what they’d do.

The union bosses HATE the Foundation because we have been so effective in curbing their abusive power.

And the class-action lawsuits that Foundation staff attorneys are preparing -- forcing the union bosses to hand back all that illegally-seized dues money -- will make them hate us all the more.

But I can’t launch these class-action lawsuits without your help.

As I told you, they’re risky.

Big Labor won’t just be on the defense. They have the best lawyers money can buy.

They’ll make outrageous demands of your Foundation just like the past ones I’ve mentioned.

So the staff attorneys are making sure all of their ducks are in a row before launching any class-action suit.

These class-action suits are expensive.

And unlike Big Labor, we don’t have the steady stream of forced-union dues to pay our legal bills.

Since 1968, the Right to Work Foundation has relied on the generosity of good folks like you to make a difference.

So I must count on you today.

Won’t you please agree to chipping in $30 right away?

I know that’s a lot. But every dollar you give is tax-deductible.

But if $30 is just too much, please chip in $20 or at least $10 right away.

The good news is, investments from good folks like you are getting results. BIG results.

Today, your Foundation is involved in over 200 legal cases. The recent Harris v. Quinn win was the 17th time Foundation attorneys have had a case before the Supreme Court!

But for our attorneys, bloated resumes, trophies or plaques on the wall aren’t the real measure of victory.

Our victories are measured in workers being freed from Big Labor’s forced-dues clutches.

They’re measured in the restoration of real freedom in hardworking American citizens’ lives.

They’re measured in DRAINING Big Labor’s coffers of money that’s been illegally seized to fund union bosses’ iron grip on our political system.

With the Harris v. Quinn decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed us a massive opportunity to do exactly that.

Now it’s time for the next phase -- ENFORCEMENT.

So I'm counting on you to chip in to help us reach our $40,000 goal by Thursday, September 18.

Won’t you please consider chipping in $30, $20 or at least $10 right away?

Sincerely,

Mark Mix
President

P.S. The ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision could be HUGE -- if you and I can enforce it.

Not only was Illinois’ union-label "state worker" classification scheme ended, but similar Big Labor schemes that have popped up all over the country are now at risk.

14 states have similar laws that cover roughly 650,000 workers. Now, Big Labor owes them all money!

Today, Foundation staff attorneys are preparing class-action lawsuits that could return to home-care providers HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of dollars illegally seized by Big Labor.

But I’m counting on your help to launch them. Please chip in a tax-deductible gift of $30, $20 or at least $10 right away!

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