Cheapskate billionaire oligarch Tom Steyer‘s presidential campaign paid more than $24,000 in settlements to five staffers who filed complaints about their wages and labor conditions, Politico reported.
The campaign paid another $40,000 to the Florida-based Shavitz Law Group, which helps employees collect missing overtime wages.
Campaign finance records show that Steyer’s campaign also paid $19,000 in back wages.
It was reported last year that two of Steyer’s former campaign staffers had used a California law to sue him for wage and labor infractions.
Naturally, Steyer’s public-relations surrogates downplayed the settlement.
“A small number of employees, of the over 1,000 staff, lodged complaints months after—as is expected in any large employment network,” spokeswoman Leah Haberman wrote in an email to Politico.
“We worked swiftly, directly, and generously to address their concerns,” Haberman said.
She said the campaign gave staffers “an extremely generous employment package with great benefits” as well as a severance package when he suspended his campaign.
The settlement represented just a fraction of what the far-left, globalist hedge-fund investor squandered on his lackluster campaign.
In about six months, Steyer spent about $250 million from his personal fortune. This earned him seventh place in Iowa, sixth place in New Hampshire, and third place in South Carolina.
Each vote that he bought cost him $3,373. He ended his presidential bid on Feb. 29, 2020.
Steyer ran as a radical environmentalist, despite having earned his fortune from Farallon Capital, which invested in coal, oil and natural gas, The Hill reported.
He testified that his newfound support for renewable energies came his love for the environment.
“We invested in every part of the economy, and over 10 years ago I realized that there was something going on that had to do with fossil fuels that we had to change, so I divested from fossil fuels,” Steyer said about Farallon’s investments.