Former unemployment judge says Wahlert pushed pro-business bias
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:54 AM
A former chief judge for the state agency that hears unemployment cases told an Iowa Senate committee Tuesday that he was fired because he stood up to Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert, whom he accused of asserting bias toward employers over workers, reports The Associated Press on DesMoinesRegister.com. Joe Walsh told the Senate Government Oversight Committee that Wahlert pushed him to develop tip sheets to help businesses avoid paying unemployment benefits and to gather data on the judges to determine which judges were more likely to rule in favor of employers. Wahlert is to appear before the committee today.