Skip to comments.Dumped amid coronavirus, former Bloomberg campaign aides sue for pay and benefits
Posted on 03/23/2020 1:22:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Former organizers for Michael Bloombergs unsuccessful presidential bid sued the billionaires campaign on Monday, saying he laid them off amid the global coronavirus pandemic after promising pay and benefits through the November election.
Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloombergs campaign, and they now face unemployment and the loss of their health insurance in the midst of the spreading virus, field organizers Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke and Nathaniel Brown said in their complaint, one of two proposed class action lawsuits potentially representing thousands of workers.
They promised salaries nearly double that of other campaigns, alleged their complaint, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. And they pledged to keep this promise regardless of whether Bloomberg won the Democratic nomination.
On Friday, Bloomberg field organizers were laid off from their jobs. The same day, Bloomberg said he would donate $18 million to the Democratic National Committee.
In an emailed statement to Reuters on Monday, the campaign did not address the allegations made in the lawsuits but said Bloomberg had been generous with employees.
Staff worked 39 days on average, but they were also given several weeks of severance and healthcare through March, something no other campaign did this year, the campaign said.
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spent a billion and has nothing to show for it except that everyone thinks he is an idiot now and everyone who worked for him feels betrayed
I’m sorry for anyone who is getting laid off during this crisis. Even if they were working for Bloomberg.
It’s wrong that they got stiffed
... but it is a great sign that Bloomberg is cutting his losses and presumably not planning to spend $1 BN in ads against Trump. He must have had a break up with the Democrats to be offering them a measly $18m. (Although note that Russia managed to win the election for Trump with only $100,000 in facebook ads)
And greedy idiots worked for him.
He’s up to something, maybe he’s a “Republican” again and will recruit either Bush, Kasich or Romney.
Awwww As Democrats they should know better than to trust a fellow Democrat especially one as rich as the homunculus.
So hes only worth about 30 billion now?
Working for this idiot shows you too are idiots. I am Mark and I approve this message.
Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloombergs campaign...
No. They didn’t :)
An exciting career in womyns studies...at the local Starbucks
I was getting so sick of Bloomberg ads everywhere I turned.
That’s rich. /s
He did promise them jobs through November. I don’t know what the written contracts say but he did say it many times. It seems to be a verbal contract. And he’s got so much cash to burn he should honor his word.
I shed no tears for these idiots - doomberg is an asshole and they were greedy
they’ll all vote for Sleepy Joe anyway, so screw em
One wonders how they like THEIR steaks...
Typical democrat. Promise them everything and then only give them the shaft.
What could be better than seeing democrats fighting each other?
Democrats fighting each other, sprinkled with lawyers.
All of them owe Bloomberg for a Phd In "Never Trust A Liberal Elite Billionaire Politician!
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