A taxpayer-supported organization trying to “educate” workers about a possible right-to-work movement in Washington state sees nothing wrong with its efforts to sway political opinion.

Despite a clear political agenda at recent workshops — materials offered tactics and strategies for fighting off right-to-work efforts — Kathy Cummings, communications director of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, argues there is no misuse of taxpayer funds here.

The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center, which receives roughly $164,000 a year in state funds, partnered with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, to hold 11 workshops aimed at fighting any right-to-work initiatives that could come to the Evergreen state.