Prior to 1968, victims of compulsory unionism abuses were in a lonely, exposed position if they tried to fight back. They had been unjustly treated by their unions or employers, often by both. Government agencies tended to turn their backs to the problem. And even if workers could afford them, most labor law specialists worked either for unions or for management-not for the employee.

Since its founding in 1968 the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has provided free legal aid for hundreds of thousands of employees, winning or favorably settling more than 3,000 cases, including 17 trips and major precedent setting victories at the Supreme Court of the United States. In a given year Foundation staff attorneys litigate over 250 cases on behalf of thousands of employees.

Below you will find information about some of the clients Foundation staff attorneys have fought for:

  • Pam Harris – Challenged SEIU Scheme to Force Her to Pay Union Dues to Care for Her Son
  • Randy Boettjer – Got His “Life Back” After Union Officials Try to Take Him for $275,000
  • Stephen Burke – Fighting Forced Dues in the Workplace
  • Danielle Cookson – 16 Year-Old Fighting Back Against Union Threats to her Job
  • Sherwood Cox – Exposing “Neutrality Agreement” Hypocrisy
  • Gary Davenport – Fighting for Freedom of Speech at the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Jerry Evans – Justice Won After An Unlawful Firing
  • Glen Greenwood – Standing Up for Religious Freedom
  • Shucheng Huang – A Victim of Union Terror
  • Mike Ivey – Battling Back Against “Card Check” Union Organizing Abuse
  • Karen Mayhew – Taking the Lead Against “Card Check” Coercion
  • Juan Vielma – “I work to get paid; I don’t pay to work.”
  • Patricia Woodward – Fired for Refusal to Pay Union Dues