Before working for the Freedom Foundation, Samuel spent some time working for the Washington State Legislature. He worked for offices on both sides of the aisle but was known for his calm demeanor and interest in individual liberty.
Samuel graduated from Central Washington University with a double major in Political Science and Public Policy. In his free time he enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, working on computers, and exploring local breweries.
SEIU 1000, which represents nearly 100,000 state workers throughout California, has long been mired in controversy. However, a new lawsuit threatens to expose a scandal potent enough to eclipse all the union’s other shady dealings.
In April, a judge in the Southern District of California denied a motion by the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of 22 lifeguards unhappy with the representation provided by the union.
Last month, we reported that 270 people had found financial and political freedom by severing their financial connection to their union.
On May 14, the California Globe published a story about the Freedom Foundation’s recent lawsuit against the state of California for denying our request for clearly disclosable records under suspicious circumstances.
During this difficult time, you would imagine that the “pro-worker” unions would be doing everything in their power to help their dues payers. After all, they’re the only people in America who have the workers backs, right?
On April 14, the Freedom Foundation sent emails and made phone calls to county and city employees in California who had never heard from us before.
Last week, the Freedom Foundation reached out to a group of county workers we’ve never spoken to before, outside of canvassing inside their counties.
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) students went on strike last citing issues with a cost of living adjustment (COLA), acting in solidarity with UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) graduate students who had been striking for the previous two weeks over the same issue.