The coalition

The Employee Freedom Week coalition is a truly national movement. Over 100 national and state-level groups have joined the coordinated effort to raise awareness of pro-worker freedom reforms.

In the end, Employee Freedom Week and its coalition partners are about one thing: making sure every worker has the right to decide for themselves whether or not union membership is the right decision.

Scroll down for a full list of coalition members.

Want to opt-out of a union?

Every state is slightly different when it comes to opting out of union membership. Luckily, Employee Freedom Week coalition members are all over the nation, and many are able to help local workers navigate the process.

Some organizations serve workers regardless of what state they might be in. and MyPayMySay are both great resources for public sector workers nationwide. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has helped and represented more employees nationwide, in every sector and industry, than any other, and the Association of American Educators is invaluable for teachers looking to find a non-union alternative.

However, there are also numerous local organizations ready to help as well. Here are just a few examples of national and local organizations helping employees navigate the process and exercise their rights.

Scroll even further down for a full list of Employee Freedom Week coalition members throughout the nation.

National resources

Creative state opt-out resources Janus rights defense projects




The Fairness Center


New York



National Employee Freedom Week Founding Partners

The Nevada Policy Research Institute and the Association of American Educators have spearheaded National Employee Freedom Week from the beginning.

Visit their websites here:

Nevada Policy Research Institute

Association of American Educators

Coalition members

Over the years, groups from all over the nation have taken part in National Employee Freedom Week:

National groups

ALEC Action  
American Legislative Exchange Council  
Americans for Prosperity Foundation  
Americans for Tax Reform  
Association of American Educators  
Atlas Network  
Center for Independent Employees  
Center for Union Facts  
Center for Worker Freedom  
Center on National Labor Policy, Inc.  
Choice Media  
Christian Educators Association International  
Competitive Enterprise Institute  
Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism (CEAFU)  
Education Action Group  
Goldwater Institute  
Heartland Institute  
Heritage Foundation  
National Institute for Labor Relations Research  
National Right to Work Committee  
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation  
Reason Foundation  
The Fairness Center  
Townhall Media  

State-based groups

Alaska Alaska Policy Forum  
Alabama Alabama Conference of Educators  
  Alabama Policy Institute  
Arkansas Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA)  
Arizona AFP - Arizona  
California California Policy Center  
  California Teachers Empowerment Network  
  Capitol Resource Institute  
Colorado AFP - Colorado  
  Independence Institute (Colorado)  
  Professional Association of Colorado Educators  
Connecticut Yankee Institute (Connecticut)  
Florida James Madison Institute (Florida)  
Georgia AAE - Georgia  
  Georgia Public Policy Foundation  
Hawaii Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  
Iowa AFP - Iowa  
  Iowa Right to Work  
  Professional Educators of Iowa  
  Public Interest Institute (Iowa)  
Idaho Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) (Idaho)  
Illinois AFP - Illinois  
  Illinois Policy Institute  
  Liberty Justice Center  
Kansas Kansas Association of American Educators  
  Kansas Policy Institute  
Kentucky AFP - Kentucky  
Louisiana Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana  
  Pelican Institute for Public Policy (Louisiana)  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance  
  Pioneer Institute (Massachusetts)  
Maine Maine Heritage Policy Center  
Michigan AFP - Michigan  
  Mackinac Center (Michigan)  
Minnesota Center of the American Experiment (Minnesota)  
  Freedom Foundation of Minnesota  
Missouri AFP - Missouri  
Mississippi Empower Mississippi  
  Mississippi Center for Public Policy  
North Carolina Civitas Institute (North Carolina)  
  John Locke Foundation (North Carolina)  
New Jersey AAE - New Jersey  
  AFP - New Jersey  
  Excellent Education for Everyone (E3)  
New Mexico Rio Grande Foundation (New Mexico)  
Nevada Citizen Outreach  
  Nevada Policy Research Institute  
Ohio AFP - Ohio  
  Buckeye Institute (Ohio)  
Oregon Cascade Policy Institute (Oregon)  
Pennsylvania AFP - Pennsylvania  
  Commonwealth Foundation (Pennsylvania)  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity  
Tennessee Beacon Center of Tennessee  
Texas AFP - Texas  
  Texas Public Policy Foundation  
Utah AAE - Utah  
Washington Freedom Foundation (Washington)  
  Washington Policy Center  
Wisconsin AAE - Wisconsin  
  AFP - Wisconsin