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Tom Devine Of GAP On The Case Of OSHA Federal Investigator & Lawyer Darrell Whitman
by Labor Video Project
Monday May 21st, 2018 2:16 PM
Tom Devine who is the director of the Government Accountability Project is interviewed about the case of San Francisco Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman. Whitman tried to defend OSHA whistleblowers and was bullied, harassed and illegally fired by OSHA management including former Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
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Tom Devine, director of the Government Accountability Project GAP talks about the case of former OSHA Whistleblower Protection Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman. Whitman sought to investigate OSHA whistleblower’s complaints and the OSHA management intervened in the investigations to prevent Whitman from making a merit determination that would have protected these whistleblowers. Whitman was also a steward of AFGE Local 2391 and a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.
He was involved in cases including Wells Fargo, FedEx, PG&E, Lockheed Martin, Test America, Cooper Basin Railway and Hawaii Air Ambulance.
He was harassed, bullied and terminated along with three other lawyers at the OSHA Region 9 office. Additionally, former Department of Labor DOL Secretary Tom Perez personally intervened to prevent an independent investigation by the Office of Special Counsel OSC of the case. Whitman has been waiting for more than three years for this office to issue a letter that confirms his charges.
This interview was done by KPFA WorkWeek Radio at RightsCom conference in Toronto on May 18, 2018.
Additional media:
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=z-zB3Hm54As
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=NmYXaW8Qk2Q
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=ibn3ie29pA4
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=lfr7rtfqeFc
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=WA0nLj6sZ5Y
https://issuu.com/injuredworkersnationalnetwork/docs/whitman.letter.secretary.perez5.18.
https://issuu.com/injuredworkersnationalnetwork/docs/10.25.2014_six.investigations
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§Tom Devine, Director of Government Accountability Project GAP
by Labor Video Project Monday May 21st, 2018 2:16 PM
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Tom Devine who is director of the Government Accountability Project GAP discussed the political and legal ramifications of the illegal discharge of Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman who was fired for wanting to properly investigate the cases of OSHA whistleblowers.
§Criminal Cover-up Of Hunters Point Testing By Test America
by Labor Video Project Monday May 21st, 2018 2:16 PM
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One of Darrell Whitman's investigations was Michael Madry who was a Quality Assurance Manager of Test American owned by H.I.G. Capital. This company falsified the testing for bigger profits and when Madry blew the whistle on the company he was bullied and fired. Darrell Whitman who tried to investigate his case was also ordered by his boss OSHA lawyer Joshua Paul to falsify his report on this case. He refused and was later fired by OSHA and the DOL with the support of Tom Perez former DOL Secretary and now chair of the Democratic Party.
§Tom Perez Former DOL Secretary Obstructed Justice In Firing Of Darrell Whitman
by Labor Video Project Monday May 21st, 2018 2:16 PM
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Tom Perez who was the former Department of Labor Secretary under President Obama conspired to obstruct justice in the illegal firing of Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman. Whitman has been waiting for more than 3 years for the investigation of his case by the Office of Special Counsel which is supposed to investigate corruption in the Federal government.
Perez personally prevented an independent investigate of the firing of Whitman and other AFGE lawyers in the Whistleblower Protection Program in San Francisco.