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.
Freedom Foundation canvassers have been active in San Bernardino County for nearly a year now, informing public employees their constitutional right to cease paying union dues was affirmed last year by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME.
AB 378, signed into law on Sept. 30 by California Gov. Gavin Newsome is the latest brazen scheme by organized labor to skim the paychecks of publicly subsidized workers already struggling to make ends meet on modest wages.
When it comes to government entities, safeguards exist to make sure the public knows the government is spending its money wisely and efficiently. In California, for example, the Public Records Act (CPRA) exists to make sure the average person could perform an independent check.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) have been embroiled for years in a corruption probe involving multiple senior leaders and high-ranking union officials.
Over the past year, Freedom Foundation canvassers have spoken with more than 50,000 California public employees face-to-face at their places of work.
When it comes to making public-employee unions work for their money, no other organization elicits the same response as the Freedom Foundation. And you don’t have to take our word for it — just look at what unions in California have said about us in the past.
On June 27, Freedom Foundation canvassers took to the streets of Sacramento to speak with public employees on the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCMEthat public employees can no longer be compelled to pay union dues or fees.
First reported by the Sacramento Bee, Kounalakis was recently handed upwards of $250,000 directly by labor unions to furnish her office, throw lavish parties and impress foreign diplomats who may visit her office sometime in the future.
On March 11, the Freedom Foundation filed a lawsuit against the California Teachers Association (CTA), challenging the so-called “membership cards” the union pressured the plaintiffs into signing without their affirmative consent as required under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.