Olympia, WA – Wednesday morning, March 15, a group of state employees will hold a press conference to announce the filing of a statewide class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to bar Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union officials from violating employees’ due process rights by forcing about 40,000 state employees to pay significant forced union dues – or be fired from their jobs. Many state employees have already been fired for refusal to pay such forced dues.

What: Press conference to announce federal class-action lawsuit
When: 11:00 a.m., Pacific
Wednesday, March 15
Where: Public sidewalk across the street from WFSE union’s state headquarters
1212 Jefferson Street, SW
Olympia, WA 98501
Who: Washington State public employees
National Right to Work Foundation spokesmen
Why: WFSE union officials have already fired several state employees for refusing to pay significant forced union dues. In doing so, union officials have violated workers’ constitutional rights by ignoring certain procedural safeguards set forth under U.S. Supreme Court precedents.

In the event of heavy rain Wednesday morning, or for more information, contact Justin Hakes at (571) 243-3637.