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Bloomberg Reneges. Fires Staff. $18M to DNC

Bloomberg Campaign Transfers $18 Million to DNC

The news of the transfer came on the same day that the campaign held a call informing staff members of its massive state field operation they were being laid off, sources told CNN.

A Bloomberg campaign spokesman attributed the layoffs to the “changing dynamics of the race.”

The money for this transfer is coming straight from Bloomberg’s pocket, even if it had been in the former mayor’s campaign account.

Bloomberg entirely self-funded his campaign, spending well over $500 million to keep the operation growing.

The legal limit for Bloomberg — as a person — to donate the DNC would be in the hundreds of thousands, BUT because the money is coming from his campaign account, he is legally allowed to transfer millions to the DNC.

Bloomberg Campaign Layoffs

On Friday, the Bloomberg campaign held a call informing staff members of its state field operation they were being laid off, sources told CNN.
After the Friday call the Bloomberg HR department sent out an email informing the field staff they would have until Wednesday to apply for DNC jobs in the states.
There was an acknowledgment that it is unlikely all former Bloomberg staffers will get hired by the DNC. A DNC aide told CNN the jobs would also be open to people who did not previously work for Bloomberg.

Some of Bloomberg's staff complained that they were originally told they would be paid by Bloomberg though the November general election regardless of whether he remained in the race. Most staffers will receive their last paycheck on March 31, sources said.

Hiring materials from Bloomberg headquarters shared with POLITICO stated that regardless of what happened, field organizers could expect to have a job with “Team Bloomberg” through November, though it didn’t promise interviewees where they would be based.

It outlined that organizers would be paid $6,000 a month, plus a $5,000 relocation stipend and full health, dental and vision benefits.
“Employment through November 2020 with Team Bloomberg (location not guaranteed),” the document stated.

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I guess that you don't want to understand the reason that Bloomberg entered the race, and that was, because that Bernie would have a chance. Now that this is all over. and that Bernie will not be the candidate, he needs to contribute to the campaign to defeat Trump. and that is where hie money is going to go.

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Bloomberg sued to block a minimum wage increase in NYC.


He called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" and ObamaCare a "Disgrace".


He endorsed George W. Bush.


So why does the DNC welcome him with open arms? 


I'll give you 18 million reasons.




UPDATE: Bloomberg sued by aides for stiffing them on yearlong pay promise.

The billionaire is facing at least two class-action lawsuits.

Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off.

Plaintiffs in the class action include two organizers who halted the interview process for other jobs to join the Bloomberg campaign, and another former organizer who postponed law school to work on Bloomberg’s 2020 effort.

The filing comes on the same day as another class action brought by a former Bloomberg field organizer that similarly argues the employees were tricked into taking jobs they were told would continue for a year.

The lawsuit by the three former workers in Georgia, Utah and Washington state, also filed in federal court in New York City, contends that the field organizers were fraudulently induced to accept jobs with the Bloomberg campaign based on the promise of guaranteed salaries though November. The ex-field staffers who filed the suit, Alexis Sklair, Nathaniel Brown, and Sterling Rettke, are represented by Peter Romer-Friedman of Gupta Wessler PLLC, and Ilann M. Maazel and David Berman of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP.

Bloomberg on Friday purged all of those workers in six battleground states and guaranteed they would be paid only through the first week of April, with their benefits expiring at the end of that month. The first big round of layoffs across the rest of the country happened earlier this month, with their pay lasting though March 31.

Bloomberg hiring materials described as coming from headquarters promised work with “Team Bloomberg” though November, regardless of whether he became the Democratic nominee, provided that the aides working across the country were willing to relocate. Bloomberg’s team reiterated their plans to follow though — even if only in spirit — after the initial round of layoffs, when top campaign advisers indicated in emails and staff conference calls that they would be given priority on a planned Bloomberg super PAC.

Instead, Bloomberg announced Friday that he had decided to transfer $18 million of his own money to the Democratic National Committee to help presumptive nominee Joe Biden.





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