Days after exiting the recommended two-week “burndown” plan from Governor Gavin Newsom’s unemployment insurance strike team, the Employment Development Department (EDD) was met October 7 with a news conference at its front door and a legislative oversight hearing at which state lawmakers vented their frustration about the department’s mishandling of claims filed by out-of-work Californians. The governor’s strike team issued a September 16 report that described a backlog of claims so large that the agency was ordered to stop taking claims for two weeks…