Re: “Backed by court ruling, Freedom Foundation to launch assault on West Coast public-sector unions,” (TNT, 6/29).
This Bloomberg article on the Supreme Court decision regarding public-sector unions could have been lifted verbatim from any union website.
Some examples: It reports that the Freedom Foundation “will deploy 80 people” to advise employees, but did not contrast that tiny number when he quoted AFSCME as having trained “25,000 members” to conduct “conversations” with co-workers about staying in their union.
And he stated that the 2016 budget of the Freedom Foundation was $4 million, but didn’t mention the $40+ million collected by public-sector unions annually in Washington alone.
Yet as biased as the article was in its attack on the Freedom Foundation, it was worse in the way it completely ignored the many government employees who do not want to be represented by unions in any way.
The article did not report on the income, donors, salaries, political activities, or coercive tactics of public sector unions. Such biased omissions further erode public trust in the media.