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Bloomberg 2020 Field Staffers Lawsuit

When Michael Bloomberg made his late entrance into the 2020 presidential race, his campaign made a promise to the thousands of people who would leave their jobs, forego educational opportunities, and uproot their lives to come work for him. The Bloomberg campaign promised its loyal, hardworking staffers that they would have a job through both the primary and general elections. They were promised the opportunity to work to fight and defeat Donald Trump in November, whether or not Michael Bloomberg was the Democratic nominee.
Thousands of people relied on that promise. But the promise was false. After Bloomberg lost the Democratic nomination, his campaign unceremoniously dumped thousands of staffers, leaving them with no employment, no income, and no health insurance. And, worse still, the Bloomberg campaign did this during the worst global pandemic since 1918, in the face of a looming economic crisis. Now thousands of people who relied on the Bloomberg campaign’s promise are left to fend for themselves.

Gupta Wessler PLLC and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP represent former Bloomberg campaign field staffers who filed a putative class action lawsuit on March 23, 2020 against the Bloomberg campaign for falsely inducing its staffers to join the campaign by promising them the opportunity to work on both the primary and general election. The lawsuit is called Sklair v. Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc., No. 20 Civ. 2495 (S.D.N.Y). The named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke, and Nate Brown, will ask the Court to certify a nationwide class of more than 2,000 Bloomberg campaign field staffers in order to seek compensation for the members of the class.

Read the Amended Complaint


Read the August 17 Open Letter to DNC Chairman Tom Perez


If you worked as a field staffer for the Bloomberg Campaign, we want to hear your story.

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