Foundation Frequently-Asked Questions 

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What is the Right to Work principle?

The Right to Work principle--the guiding concept of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation--affirms the right of every American to work for a living without being compelled to belong to a union. Compulsory unionism in any form--"union," "closed," or "agency" shop--is a contradiction of the Right to Work principle and the fundamental human right that the principle represents. The National Right to Work Committee advocates that every individual must have the right, but must not be compelled, to join a labor union. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation assists employees who are victimized because of their assertion of that principle.

What is the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation?

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Its mission is to eliminate coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses through strategic litigation, public information, and education programs.

What is the purpose of the National Right to Work Foundation?

The Foundation's legal aid program is designed to fulfill two objectives: to enforce employees' existing legal rights against forced unionism abuses; and to win new legal precedents expanding these rights and protections. These objectives are fulfilled through the litigation of cases involving: misuse of forced union dues for political purposes; union coercion violating employees' constitutional and civil rights; injustices of compulsory union "hiring halls"; union violations of the merit principle in public employment and academic freedom in education; union violence against workers; injustices of union organizing; and violations of other existing legal protections against union coercion.

Who supports the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation?

Foundation supporters are men and women of all walks of life--union members, former union members, independent employees, business owners, and others--who, through their voluntary contributions enable the Foundation to provide legal aid to victimized employees.

As a taxpaying citizen, don't I pay enough for this sort of thing already?

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation receives no tax money. The Foundation is a private organization, financed entirely by the voluntary generosity of its contributors.

Are contributions to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation tax deductible?

All contributions to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation are tax deductible. Individuals, corporations, companies, associations and foundations are eligible to support the work of the Foundation through tax-deductible gifts. In addition to cash donations, the Foundation accepts gift annuities, bequests, stocks, bonds, appreciated real estate, life insurance policies, and the dividends paid on those policies.

Who are the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation's administrative officers?

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Frederick C. Fowler III

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Duncan Scott

President
Mark A. Mix

Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer
Raymond J. LaJeunesse, Jr.


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