The “Clinton Global Initiative” Bill Clinton’s supposed “non profit” organization will be firing all of its employees effective April 15th.
The plan was to shut down the CGI if Hillary was elected President. After the election created controversy around the Clinton charities it was reported there donations were down as much as 50%. In total 22 employees will be let go.
The following notice was filed with the New York State Department of Labor last week.
Date of Notice: 1/12/2017
Event Number: 2016-0132
Rapid Response Specialist: Stuart Goldberg
Reason Stated for Filing: Plant Layoff
The Clinton Foundation
1271 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor
New York, NY 10020
County: New York | WIB Name: NEW YORK CITY | Region: New York City
Contact: Veronika Shiroka
Phone: (646) 775-9184
Business Type: Social Advocacy Organization – Clinton Global Initiative
Number Affected: 22
Total Employees: —
Layoff Date: 4/15/2017
Closing Date: —
Reason for Dislocation: Discontinutation of the Clinton Global Initative
Union: The affected workers are not represented by a Union.
Classification: Plant Layoff
The Trump campaign released the following statement on The Clinton Global Initiative last year describing it:
“The Clinton Foundation is at its heart a corrupt enterprise that masks its true mission of empowering and enriching the Clintons and their cronies by performing charitable works,” said Steven Cheung, director of rapid response for the Trump campaign. “There is no defense for the Clinton Foundation’s unethical, conflict-of-interest-laden relationship with Hillary Clinton’s State Department, where access and official acts were bestowed upon major donors.”