But DeJoy's business credentials may also be taking a hit as well, after new scrutiny. VICE did some compiling of past lawsuits and found that DeJoy's "family" company, New Breed, was in many cases a rather gross and sketchy place to work. New Breed was the subject of lawsuits relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, racism, wage theft, and union busting.
Some of the behavior described in the lawsuits is appalling stuff—as is, in each case, New Breed's eagerness to fire those who made the complaints. It's the union-busting that's probably the most relevant to DeJoy's new position; in 1997, the National Labor Relations Board determined that DeJoy and company took extreme efforts to hide job opportunities from union workers after taking over the Compton Army Terminal in California—and yes, DeJoy himself was making those decisions.