Caleb Jon comes to the Freedom Foundation with a background doing Criminal legal work and a strong interest in curbing State overreaching and expansion. He particularly enjoys legal research, writing, and argument, and is pleased to apply himself to the Constitutional issues that frequently present themselves in his work at the Freedom Foundation. Caleb Jon graduated with his BA from the University of Washington, Tacoma Campus, and his JD from the University of Washington as well. When not working, he enjoys walking, hiking with his three children, reading, and learning how to bear hunt.
The Freedom Foundation, working in partnership with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, scored a victory this week when SEIU 1199NW issued to a pair of nurses working for Kaiser Permanente in Western Washington a refund with interest of their illegally confiscated dues money and agreed not to treat others with the same disrespect.
Freedom Foundation can finally receive a list of family childcare providers it requested from the state nearly two years ago.
In 2017, seven nurses from Harborview Medical Center took issue with the fees they were paying SEIU 1199NW every month in lieu of full union dues.
It has long been settled that employees can choose to opt out of the union and pay only for collective bargaining related expenses as “fair-share fee payers.”
Attorneys with the Freedom Foundation and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation jointly filed complaints on behalf of two private sector, non-union nurses who are forced to pay dues to SEIU 1199NW.
After an initial bluster, AFSCME Council 2 folded this week when the Freedom Foundation stood up for its rights and the rights public employees in Grays Harbor County.
On March 2, for the fourth time in two years, the Freedom Foundation and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) squared off in a battle over open and transparent government and the right to inform childcare providers of their right, under the First Amendment, to opt out of union membership and dues payments.
Freedom Foundation on appealed a decision by PERC to deny an unfair labor practice complaint lodged by several childcare providers anxious to disassociate from the union