The FBI is investigating the Angel Care Workers union because the union has refused to pay for the care of workers who have died, according to the union.
Angel Care workers are one of thousands of Americans who have been killed while caring for sick relatives.
“The FBI is conducting a joint investigation of the AngelCare Workers union and the Department of Justice over claims of wage theft and fraud that were brought to the attention of the Department,” Angel Care union President and CEO Patrick Hahn told Breitbart News.
The union’s workers have been on the receiving end of a wave of anti-worker and other acts of violence in recent years, including an August 2016 attack on an Angel Care worker who was delivering pizza to a hospital in Los Angeles.
In 2016, a former Angel Care employee was charged with murder after allegedly killing another worker who died after being taken into custody after being involved in an altercation.
Angel Care workers who refuse to pay the care bills are underpaid and underpaid workers, according a statement from the union released Monday.
More than 60,000 Angel Care employees have been laid off or have lost their jobs since the beginning of the year.
Angel care workers have also been hit hard by a nationwide shortage of nursing homes in recent weeks.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a shortage of nurses and doctors has driven up the cost of care and led to a spike in patient deaths.
Hahn said that the FBI’s investigation into the union’s allegations of wage fraud and abuse is an “attack on the people who are trying to serve our patients and make our community safer.”
“This is not about me,” Hahn said.
“This is about the people that are putting our families, our families’ families, at risk.
This is not an attack on Angel Care.”
Hahn said he hopes that the investigation will lead to a resolution for the union, but that the union would not back down from its demands.
An FBI spokesperson told Breitbart on Monday that the agency was aware of the union statement and is “aware of ongoing discussions between the union and law enforcement.”
In response to the FBI investigation, Angel Care said it was “reviewing our options” regarding the future of its workforce and the union is “not an appropriate forum for that discussion.”