Message from Matt Eleazer, Local 1, OR President

June 16, 2017

Union Members,

It was brought to my attention that a member of our local union came home to find a note on his door from the Freedom Foundation.

For those of you who are not familiar - the Freedom Foundation is an anti-union organization active in Oregon, Washington and California.  They are funded by out-of-state billionaires who want to keep wages low, decrease benefits and take away the voices of working people in our workplaces. 

The Freedom Foundation does NOT represent the interests of:

    • Working people,
    • Our unions,
    • Nor the values we hold dear.  

Their stated goal is to “defund labor” in a designed effort to reduce the political power of working people so they can enact an extremist, calculated right wing agenda.  Such examples are:

    • Backed by big business,
    • Abolishing minimum wage laws,
    • Against employee strikes

If you are contacted by this organization, or by anyone claiming to represent your interests at work other than your union, please make sure to let us know right away.  By sticking together, staying vigilant, and pushing back, we can run these out-of-state special interest groups back to where they came from.

In other news, we have revamped our website.  Please go to and take a look.  Your suggestions and input are always welcome.  If you have an idea or article you would like us to add – let us know!

In Solidarity,

Matt Eleazer, President

BAC, Local #1 Oregon