ALJ Newsletter Compares Hearing Offices to “Sweatshops,” Describes Relationship With ODAR Management as “Acrimonious”

In August of 2015, the Association of Administrative Law Judges sent a letter detailing a litany of complaints about ALJ workload and morale in hearing offices around the country. The letter began by describing the deterioration in working conditions in the hearing offices over the past several years in very stark language, and got more pointed from there.