News Release

Employee Rights Advocate Urges Attorney General to Prosecute Pattern of Apparent Union Fraud and Violations of Texas Right to Wo

**Springfield, VA (June 21, 2007)** – While defending several employees’ legal rights, attorneys from the National Right to Work Foundation have uncovered evidence that Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) union officials in Texas have apparently been engaging in a fraudulent scheme to force potentially thousands of employees to pay union dues in violation of the state’s Right to Work law.

Today, Foundation President Mark Mix wrote a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asking for enforcement of the state law that prohibits forced unionism.

The National Right to Work Foundation’s investigation indicates that union officials and certain contractors at federal government facilities within the State of Texas are willfully signing monopoly bargaining agreements illegally requiring employees to pay union dues that also appear to contain fraudulent statements.

In November 2006, Foundation attorneys first asked the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to prosecute criminal violations of the Texas Right to Work law. No formal action has yet been taken by the Attorney General’s office to prosecute the documented abuses of employees in multiple local Texas jurisdictions, particularly Corpus Christi and El Paso.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in over 200 cases nationwide.

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