A judge in Seattle issued a ruling last week boosting efforts of right to work advocates in Washington state. In hearing a challenge brought by Seattle local union of the SEIU, local 775, King County Superior Court Judge Steve Rosen dismissed a claim by SEIU 775 that a local think tank’s efforts to inform employees of their right not to pay union dues was “tortious interference” and intentionally sought to cause the union economic harm. The 2014 Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn established that family child care providers who served state-subsidized clients were not required to pay union dues. The think tank, the Freedom Foundation, had reached out to caregivers to inform them of the right to opt out of union dues. “The First Amendment won and SEIU lost,” Freedom Foundation attorney James Abernathy said.