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"Connecting The Dots" The SouthWest Airlines OSHA DOL Cover-up, Hunters Point & Wells
by WorkWeek Radio
Tuesday May 8th, 2018 9:06 AM
WorkWeek radio looks at the cover-up of OSHA complaints against Southwest Airlines by OSHA and the DOL Administrative Law Judges. WorkWeek interviews OSHA whistleblower Darrell Whitman about this scandal and also the ongoing corruption crisis at Hunters Point Shipyard and Wells Fargo bank.
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WorkWeek radio interviews former OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program WPP investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman about the OSHA Administrative Judge cover-up at Southwest Airlines. Whitman reports that there have been 16 seperate complaints filed by SWA mechanics about serious health and safety problems. OSHA dismissed all the complaints and this was appealed to the DOL administrative judge who put the complaints together and made a settlement with the workers lawyer to seal all the complaints to keep them secret and from the public.
Whitman also reports that over the past 18 years there have been 262 separate operational violations with over $17 million in fines. Whitman says that is 14 citations a year and $1 million fine. The mechanics union has also charged the carrier has put passengers in danger by outsourcing large parts of maintenance work. Bret Oestreich, the national director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association has said that "The truth is there exists a serious concern regarding the degradation of safety within Southwest’s maintenance program as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration."

Whitman also discusses the $1 billion eco-fraud scandal at the Hunters Point shipyard and his work to protect Test America worker Michael Madry and the Wells Fargo cover-up of criminal activity by Wells management and the case of Wells Fargo bank worker Yesenia Guitron.

Additional media:

https://youtu.be/NmYXaW8Qk2Q
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/southwest-mechanics-union-warned-flawed-maintenance-program-article-1.3943751
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfr7rtfqeFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0nLj6sZ5Y
http://www.whistleblower.org
http://www.dailycensored.com/ohsagate/
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww6-2-15-osha-lawyer-darrell-whitman-interviewed-part-1
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww6-9-15-osha-lawyer-darrell-whitman-interviewed-part-2
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww3-17-15-osha-corruption-with-madry-and-usw-oil-strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfr7rtfqeFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gotQhC1lHE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OY7kMydSs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3zii0T3z4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3zii0T3z4
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/28/18779351.php

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§Darrell Whitman Fired OSHA WPP Lawyer and Investigator
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday May 8th, 2018 9:06 AM
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Darrell Whitman has played a key role in linking up the systemic corruption at OSHA and the DOL and the links between SouthWest Airlines, Fed-Ex, the Hunters Point Shipyard falsifications and Wells Fargo bank criminal fraud and cover-up by OSHA and the DOL
§OSHA, DOL Covers Up SWA Documents
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday May 8th, 2018 9:06 AM
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OSHA under Trump's nominee Acosta is now covering up the systemic violations of OSHA rules by SWA and agencies that have been captured by the industry.
§Test Explosion At Contaminated Hunters Point Shipyard
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday May 8th, 2018 9:06 AM
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Federal OSHA WPP lawyer and investigator Darrell Whitman and Test America whistleblower Michael Madry exposed the massive violations of testing at Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island.