The Center for Worker Freedom is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to warning the public about the causes and consequences of unionization.

The CWF supports freedom of association and believes every worker should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they belong to a labor organization.

CWF is a special project of Americans for Tax Reform.  Contact us with tips at CWFresearch@atr.org.


Matt Patterson, Executive Director

Matt's columns and commentary have appeared in the nation's top newspapers and political sites, including Forbes, the Washington Post, New York Post, Washington Examiner, American Thinker, and FOXNews.com.  His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in POLITICO and The Week magazine, profiled in the New York Times, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others.

In 2011 Matt received the prestigious Warren Brookes Journalism Fellowship from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Previously he served as research assistant to Charles Krauthammer and a political coordinator for the Rudy Giuliani 2008 presidential campaign. Mpatterson@atr.org

Paige Halper, Athena Worker Freedom Fellow

Paige is a senior Political Science major at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Before joining CWF, Paige interned at Americans for Tax Reform and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. phalper@atr.org 

Lindsey DePasse, Research Associate 

Lindsey is pursuing her M.A. in International Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.  Before joining CWF, she was a research fellow at the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. ldepasse@atr.org