Hannah is from the Willamette Valley in Oregon and also lived in Japan for ten years. She was homeschooled through high school and graduated in 2016 from Oak Brook College of Law in Fresno, California with a paralegal certificate. She is certified with the National Association of Legal Assistants. Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation team, Hannah interned for Life Legal Defense Foundation, served as an administrative assistant for two years, and was a private violin instructor.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys playing music with her sisters, volunteering at church, and cooking for her houseful of siblings.
Freedom Foundation attorneys filed a lawsuit on July 23, on Anna’s behalf, and the parties recently reached a mutually agreeable settlement.
Tom Chappelle works for Multnomah County, Ore., in a small bargaining unit of around a dozen employees. He is not impressed with his union
Marcus Smith, an IT support specialist in California, has religious objections to union membership and dues payments.
On Wednesday, nine Oregon public employees, represented by Freedom Foundation and National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys, filed their appeal of an Oregon District Court decision in Anderson, et al. v. SEIU, et al.
If union membership or dues payments violates the conscience of someone with religious beliefs, the law permits the worker to donate an amount equivalent to what they would otherwise pay dues to a non-religious charity.
It’s bad enough that unions across the nation create restrictive opt-out policies to lock their membership into paying dues as long as possible. But it’s even worse when the unions themselves don’t follow their own rules.
While teachers across California are welcoming their students back into the classroom, the Freedom Foundation is actively fighting to protect teachers’ rights.
On June 17, G.K. contacted the Freedom Foundation for help, and its Legal Team set about to defend G.K.’s rights. The attorneys sent a letter to the union, demanding it honor his request immediately.
Taking a page from the playbook of the state’s larger public employee unions, Hillsboro Classified United, Local 4671 (HCU), in Hillsboro, Ore., is denying its bus drivers’ constitutionally protected requests for freedom.
Mr. Granados was surprised. His request was clear. More questioning was unnecessary. That’s when he enlisted the help of the Freedom Foundation, whose attorneys fired off a letter to Mr. Cruz, demanding that AFSCME 3993 process his opt-out immediately and refund the money deducted since April.