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Americans for Fair Treatment (AFFT)-Pennsylvania is a free, membership, non-profit organization designed to help public sector workers exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of coercion from unions. Since the June 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, our mission has become increasingly important: government workers are now free to exercise their right not to pay a union and still keep their jobs, but the process of resigning from a union, introducing new ideas for workplace support, and avoiding workplace intimidation all remain daunting.

AFFT was founded in late 2014. In 2018, it expanded to include Free to Teach, which was previously an educator outreach project of the free-market Commonwealth Foundation. Our other project, Free to Serve, aims to educate, equip, and empower police, firefighters, and other government employees to exercise their rights and speak out for valuable workplace and union reforms they support. If you are a government worker who thinks independently, enjoys sharing ideas about how to serve the public, and likes to build community with similar-minded people, this is the place for you.

Our Staff

David Osborne


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Elisabeth Kines

National Executive Director

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Conner Drigotas

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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Brigette Herbst

New York State Director

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Suzanne Bates

Senior Writer and Researcher

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Rebecca Mulwhalen

Membership & Logistics Manager


Cassidy Martin

Membership & Research Coordinator


Press Releases

Free to Teach Sends Janus Booklet to Every Pa. School District

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, which outlawed mandatory “fair share” fees for Pennsylvania public employees, is almost a year old, but many government workers still don’t know their new rights. That’s why on May 16, 2019, Free to Teach, a project of Americans for Fair Treatment, mailed the informative booklet “Knowing Your […]

Lawmakers’ Move to Give Public Workers a Bigger Voice in Their Unions

New legislation that would require new and non-union public-sector workers are notified of their rights regarding union membership was passed by the Pa. House Labor and Industry Committee, today. The Employee Rights Notification Act (HB 785), which would also repeal state laws that violate the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision, addresses an often-ignored problem […]

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Contact Americans for Fair Treatment at 833-969-FAIR (3247) or [email protected]