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.
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.
The California Freedom Foundation recently hired additional canvassers in our effort to bring the good news of worker freedom to even more areas of the Golden State.
AFSCME Council 57 bragged that the majority of its members are sticking with their union and that everything is fine — notwithstanding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last summer in Janus v. AFSCME banning mandatory dues and fees once and for all.
Millions of taxpayer dollars nationwide are spent paying union officials to work to accomplish the union’s agenda even when it harms the public interest.
A recent Freedom Foundation public records request with San Bernadino County yielded an unexpected bounty.
Emboldened by the recent UTLA strike, the Oakland Education Association (OEA) is planning its own strike within the next two weeks. Once a strike vote has been passed, which could happen as soon as this coming Monday, Oakland teachers will abandon their classrooms and take to the streets.
With the union representing Los Angeles teachers finally agreeing to a new three-year contract with the school district, those who’ll actually be picking up the tab for it are getting their first look at the finished product.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles has voted to authorize a teacher strike. The 650,000 students of the nation’s second-largest school district will not be in class during a time where student outcomes are plummeting.