Samuel Han is the California director at the Freedom Foundation. He directly oversees the Freedom Foundation's newest expansion into California with the goal of holding local and state governments accountable to citizens and not beholden to the interests of public-sector unions.
He previously worked as the district director for a conservative Assembly member in the heart of Orange County. Sam was instrumental in leading the district outreach operation, which received high marks from the California Republican Assembly Caucus.
Sam was also recognized by The Korea Times in its 44th commemorative issue as a "Future Leader in Politics" and has been quoted in several major publications regarding his views on local government, including National Public Radio, World Magazine, and the Korean Times.
Sam is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in management science. He has also completed a Business Certificate Program from the Harvard Business School and was an MBA Fellow at UCLA.
He and his wife reside in Fullerton, Calif., and enjoy spending time with their son and serving at their local church.
California news outlets were eager to pick up on Wednesday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, and rightly so.
The two developments might or might not be related, but in the same week public-sector unions all over the nation absorbed a body blow with the long-anticipated ruling in Janus v. AFSCME
Earlier this week, the Sacramento Bee and Fox News both reported on several bills working their way through the California Legislature whose objective is to preempt Janus before the justices issue a ruling that would affirm the right of government employees to opt out of union dues and fees.
Over this past weekend, the Freedom Foundation sent more than 36,000 emails to members of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA). The messaging is simple enough: Don’t Re-sign Your Rights Away.
The United Domestic Workers of America has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Orange County with California’s Public Employment Relations Board over the county’s new policy of informing new caregivers during their orientation session that they don’t have to join or pays dues to a labor union if they choose not to.
For many years now—long before Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association or Janus v. AFSCME cases were argued—the Freedom Foundation has actively helped union members become agency fee payers and deny unions the right to use their hard-earned money for political purposes.