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Archive: Nov 2020

  • Biden Labor Candidate Oversaw $1 Billion in Fraudulent Benefit Payments

    Posted on Nov 30, 2020 by Team

    The “most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history” occurred under the watch of Julie Su, a top contender to become Joe Biden’s Labor Secretary. According to a New York Times report, tens of thousands of inmates — including 133 death row inmates — scammed the state of California out of tens of millions […]

  • Will a Biden Admin Tap the Brakes on Federal Oversight at the UAW? 

    Posted on Nov 17, 2020 by Team

    The current administration has been committed to weeding out corruption at the United Auto Workers (UAW). A multi-year investigation found two former union presidents, and numerous other high-ranking officials, guilty of helping embezzle hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars. Now, government oversight of the union is on the table — but perhaps not for […]

  • Prop 22 Opponents Have a Bad Case of Sour Grapes

    Posted on Nov 06, 2020 by Team

    This week, Proposition 22 — a California ballot measure that allows certain gig workers to be exempt from the state’s AB 5 law — passed with 58 percent of the vote. Now, app-based drivers for gig companies including Uber and Lyft are able to retain their independent contractor status, instead of being reclassified as employees […]