Oversite committee heres about IWD Director.
by Chuck Shockley
posted Aug 27 2014 5:45AM
A former chief judge for the state agency that hears unemployment cases says he was fired because he stood up to his boss, who asserted her bias toward employers and against unemployed workers. Joe Walsh oversaw 15 unemployment appeals judges from 2010 until his dismissal in 2013. He told the Senate Government Oversight Committee that Iowa
Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert pushed him to develop tip sheets to help businesses avoid paying unemployment. She was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad.