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Unions Protest the Freedom Foundation’s Annual Dinner: “‘F’ the ‘F.F.’”


October 3, 2017

The Freedom Foundation held its annual dinner over two nights at the end of September—on the 28th in Bellevue, Wash., and the 29th in Portland.  The Freedom Foundation, which has offices in Washington State, Oregon, and California, is working to reverse the stranglehold that public-sector unions have on government and policymaking.  See here and here.

Unions held protests outside the events, claiming they were attended by 800 people—though that seems like it might be a little bit of an overestimation on the order of hundreds, judging by a YouTube video posted by the Freedom Foundation.  The video does show some well-coordinated chanting by protesters wearing AFSCME and LIUNA t-shirts—along with signs like “‘F’ the ‘F.F.’” and big blow-up dolls of a rat and a suit-wearing capitalist…and what one might have thought was a nice woman making an obscene hand gesture, presumably to F.F. (at 1:10).

Police and security prevented protesters from penetrating the events.

The dinners’ guest speaker was Andrew Puzder  former chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr., Green Burrito, and Red Burrito.  Puzder was President Donald Trump’s first pick to be U.S. Secretary of Labor and is the author of the forthcoming The Rebirth of Capitalism.

For our short video on how the SEIU has targeted the Freedom Foundation in Washington state, click here:

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